"FRENZ FOR A CAUSE" PRESS RELEASE (BY ELIZABETH APOSTOLIDIS)
On Friday, October 25,2013 we will be hosting the 4th annual Masquerade Ball Extravaganza that we be held at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, NY. The last three years have been extremely successful.
We have doubled the attendance of the first event and have been able to raise over $50,000 each for the past two years. Your support is extremely important to Frenz for a Cause, and it is your contribution that will help us be an even bigger success.
Frenz for a Cause is a non-profit organization that was established in 2010 by Harriet Varellas. The idea for this charity came about because of a promise Harriet made to herself after losing her beloved mother at the young age of 52 in 2001 of Pancreatic cancer. The mourning of her mother's demise gave her the determination and drive in helping find cures and donate to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer.
The continued success of this event helped Frenz for a Cause contribute to more charities each year such as: Clinical trials taking place at Memorial Sloan Kettering for Her2/DNA Metastatic Breast Cancer, and Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer, Save Lauren's Heart, Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Prostate Cancer Research, Relay for Life, Hurricane Sandy victims, and this year, we are pleased to include Make-A-Wish Foundation to our list.
Harriet's experience with cancer became first hand when she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer a year and half ago. That is when we decided to add to our donations and contribute towards another clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering for Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer. Unfortunately, this wretched disease took over, and our warrior, Harriet Antoniou Varellas departed on March 28, 2013.
Her loss has made Frenz stronger and more dedicated and devoted to continue Harriet's promise to fight back and give people hope. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. We had almost 500 hundred attendants in the previous years and expect even more this year. We depend on your support and we expect that your tax-deductible contribution will help Frenz for a Cause and you in gaining valuable exposure at our event.
We ask that you help us reach our goal with your financial support. We rely on your donations so that we can continue Harriet's dream of making a difference. Our organization depends on your generous donations.
We are aware of the difficult economic times, but just think of how many people we can help now and in the future when research comes up with new cures, treatments and HOPE.
Frenz for a Cause