Two upcoming events to benefit family of Batavia man with cancer
Family and friends of Patrick Suozzi, a Batavia man facing terminal cancer, are asking people for support.
On Jan. 27, there will be a benefit/fundraiser for Suozzi's wife, Mary Beth, and son, PJ, from 1 until 6 p.m. at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's) Recreation Hall, at 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. All proceeds will help offset their ongoing medical expenses.
The fundraiser will include a meal of spaghetti, salad, bread, beverages and dessert, as well as a TV raffle, a Chinese auction, a bake sale and face painting.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.
To purchase tickets, make a donation or obtain more information, contact Lori DiFilippo at (716) 474-2895 or Kim Turman at 356-8922
There will also be a rock 'n' roll benefit on Jan. 26 at T.F. Brown's, at 214 E. Main St. in Batavia. It will feature three local bands: Bob Lovelace (acoustics), Amanda's Rage and Savage Cabbage (main band). The event will last from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Admission is $3 at the door, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information, call 343-1547.
Photo submitted by Steve Ognibene
Such a worthwhile cause to a tender, loving family. I have enjoyed participating in the fundraisers for local families. The outpouring from the community reassures my faith in mankind. Bless you, the Suozzi family - looking forward to seeing you on the 27th!