The following is a press release from the office of State Senator Marty Golden, which was sent on behalf of the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation:
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FRANCESCO LOCCISANO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION WILL HOST AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENT TO SALUTE CHILDREN AND TEENS AS HEROES WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Event Labeled “Frankie’s Heroes” Calls Upon the Community to Nominate Well
Deserving Children and Teens Who Exemplify the Values of a Hero
Brooklyn, NY. – February 7, 2012 – The Francesco Loccisano Memorial
Foundation, (www.FrankiesMission.org), a non-profit serving pediatric
cancer patients nationwide, will host an event to celebrate children and
teens who demonstrate outstanding qualities and values toward bettering the
lives of others and their community.
The inaugural ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 24th, and will take
place at New York City Events-Dyker Beach Catering. The proceeds will
benefit the Foundation’s mission of assisting the pediatric cancer
The Board of Directors of the Foundation, and event chairman, Richard
Rizzuto, are encouraging the community to nominate children and teens who:
- Engaged in a generous and selfless act that has made a significant
difference in the life of another person or persons.
- Demonstrated resilience and courage during a difficult challenge that led toward inspiring others.
The Foundation was founded by Camille Orrichio Loccisano in honor and
memory of her teenage son, Frankie, who valiantly fought and succumbed to
cancer. He was determined to launch his own foundation to help other
children once he reached a cure. Now, in Frankie’s spirit of giving and
helping others, the foundation actively, directly and responsibly offers
financial support to children and their families while they are undergoing
life-saving treatments that are critical to their care and survival. What
began as a grass-roots effort by the family and friends of Frankie is now
an organization that has grown to help children nationwide.
The Foundation is especially calling upon the community to nominate
youngsters to be one of “Frankie’s Heroes.” Please send one detailed
paragraph to info@FrankiesMission.org . Explain why your nominee should be
one of “Frankie’s Heroes.” Include name, school, grade and age of child.
Include your name, phone number and relationship to child.
For more event information, call 917-496-7534 . The Francesco Loccisano
Memorial Foundation is a 501 ©3 non-profit organization; donations are tax
deductible to the fullest extent of the law.