Marco’s Pizzeria Helping the Club Support Drew’s Hope

We are pleased to recognize Marco's Pizzeria, 2102 South Eagle Road in Newtown for its assistance

helping the Club's fundraising efforts benefiting the Drew's Hope Research Foundation … the principal beneficiary of our 2018 Charity Golf Outing.

Drew’s Hope Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity, established by Katie and Tony Ferrandino in memory of their son Drew

who died at age 12 of CLN2 Batten Disease, a rare genetic-based neurologic disease of childhood.  The Foundation’s funds support research into treatments and cures for, and to create greater awareness of Batten Disease.  Children like Drew who contract this form of Batten Disease have seizures and some language loss starting at age 2 ½ to 3 years.  Without treatment, they will lose the ability to walk, talk, see or live a full life. 

Because of Drew’s Hope and other patient groups, there is now hope in a new treatment approved last year that appears to halt the disease in some children.  However, for those families with children afflicted with this horrible disease, there can be no let-up until there is a proven cure. 





Helping Rotary International Fight Polio

Last evening's Super Bowl, because or inspite of the outcome (depending on which team one was rooting for), gate the Club an opportunity to again raise money for Rotary Internaional's PolioPlus campaign whichbegan in 1985 to

The eradication of polio is one of Rotary's longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with our partners, we have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. Rotary's efforts have helped reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and these efforts won't stop until Polio is globally erradicated good.

As thousands of groups across America did, the Club rans a Block Contest in which people "purchased" blocks on a 10×10  grid which were tsubsequently labeled from 0 to 9 on both axis, one each for the Patriots and Eagles.

Our winners were:

1st Quarter ($150) – David Weiss

2nd Quarter ($150) – Chris Carne

3rd Quarter ($150) – Wendy Perlstein

4th Quarter – Final – ($250) – Jeff Revak

and the biggest winner – Polio Plus ($300)