YPLC Update

Marc Cassalina, Greater NY Board Member,
and wife, Margarete, with YPLC President,
Harris Markowitz (L to R)

What a wonderful year for the YPLC! Both the New York City and Westchester/Fairfield Young Professional Leadership Committees were hard at work fundraising, volunteering, and spreading CF awareness.

The 5th Annual A Prom to Remember was held at 230 Fifth in New York City on Saturday, October 25th. Guests enjoyed an open bar, photo booth, extensive silent auction and phenomenal views of the New York City Skyline. Margarete Cassalina, CFF volunteer, captivated the audience with her speech about the increased CF life expectancy over the past four decades--a stunning statistic that reiterates the importance of every dollar raised. At the end of the evening, this year’s Prom King and Queen were announced. The winners were Harris Markowitz and Kim Altman, respectively, both active members on the NYC YPLC. Between Great Strides and A Prom to Remember, the New York City YPLC raised close to $100,000 in 2014.

Members of the Westchester/Fairfield YPLC

The Westchester/Fairfield YPLC had a fantastic fundraising year. Strike OUT Cystic Fibrosis which was held on Saturday, June 14th at Pelham Memorial High School had 200 participants and approximately 50 spectators. The 2nd Annual Cruise to Cure, held on Saturday, September 27th on The Klondike, hit a major milestone by selling out every available ticket. The 135 guests enjoyed music by DJ Lil Rye and an open bar featuring wine from Robibero Family Vineyards and beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Danielle Nicosia, YPLC Member, spoke at both events about her current CF drug trial success and the importance of funding CF research. Between Strike OUT Cystic Fibrosis and the 2nd Annual Cruise to Cure, the committee exceeded their $40,000 goal by raising $80,000!

The YPLC welcomes the New Year! Get on board for 2015 by speaking to the CFF staff representative in your area.

Long Island: Jaclyn Dagnall, jdagnall@cff.org, Development Manager

New York City: Michael Buscemi, mbuscemi@cff.org, Senior Director of Development

Westchester: Michelle Nedwick, mnedwick@cff.org, Development Manager