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Kids Party for A Cure

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March 25, 2012
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Dave & Buster's
The Mall at the Source,
Westbury, NY

Cost: Tickets Are Still Available at the Event!
Family Pass - Includes tickets for 2 adults and 2 children(children under 2 free) - $275
Individual adult ticket - $100
Individual child ticket - $50

Kids Party Sponsorships!
Purchase your sponsorships now!  Several sponsorships include a personal
Meet & Greet and photo session with Teen Star Jake T. Austin!


Family fun was the goal for the 9th Annual Kids Party for a Cure.  The event brought families together from all over Long Island at Dave and Buster’s at the Mall at The Source in Westbury on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm to benefit the DRI.

The Kids Party Co-chairs and committee members were pleased to announce a very special guest appearance by Jake T. Austin. Jake played the role of ‘Max Russo,’ the youngest wizard on The Disney Channel’s Emmy Award winning series, “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Whether appearing on TV/film or lending his voice to animated characters, Jake T. Austin is a multitalented actor who has showcased his talent across the board in the entertainment industry.  Jake is also one of the star's in "New Year's Eve"! 

Kids and parents alike were busy from the second they arrived – playing video and arcade games and jumping on inflatables, bowling, playing pool and more.  Amidst the revelry, attendees enjoyed a wide selection of food and beverages to please all palates. Participants purchased sweepstakes tickets, bid on exciting items offered in the silent auction and all kids received goody bags on their way out the door.

Leading the event were Kid’s Party Co-chairs René Checchia and Frankie Lam. "Each and every year the Kid’s Party has exceeded our every expectation, and each year we see more and new friendly faces. Our goal has always been to get people involved and engage them in the fight to find a cure. The Kid’s Party does that by combining fun and a very important message of hope and support for diabetes research,” said René.

>>Read the pre-event news release

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Cyclone Sponsor
Debra & John Carrion
Finaly General Contractors - Edward & Laura Pitre

Super Shot Sponsors
ACC Construction •  Alliance Building Services • Kim & Chris Cesario  • 
The Donaldson Organization • Chief Ray Downey Family • The Frisoni Family •
Roberta & Larry Helfant & Family • The Lostritto Family • Michael Rodriguez •
The Silverman Family • Robert Silvestri •

Skeeball Sponsors
Arpielle Equipment Co. • JLJ Enterprises •
James Marrone • Joseph Sano •
St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters

Dance Dance Revolution Sponsors
Crestwood Country Day School • Ferran Enterprises Inc. •
The Gonzalez Family • Joyce & Bob Jonap • Melrose Credit Union •
Paul & Dawn Spano and Family • Joan & Leonard Weisbrot •
The Weisbrot Family • Wild Maney & Resnick LLP

Media Sponsor

Photography Sponsor
CLIX! Photography

Kids Party for A Cure Co-chairs
Rene` Checcia
Frankie Lam

Committee Members
Francine & Richard Banyon • Julie & Richard Blau • 
Sheri Donaldson • Iris Feldman • Elizabeth & Rob Frisoni •
Michelle Geller • Jenn & Ben Hatz • Paula Juliano • Melissa Levine •
Ronda Maultasch • Allison Parks • Margaret Pellizzari • 
Marla Resnick • Ann Seligson • Tracy & Rob Silverman •
Steve Weisbrot • Jacqueline Yu •

Jake T. Austin Kids Party 2012 2
The Kids Party for A Cure will feature a
special guest appearance by Teen Star
Jake T. Austin.



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