The Richmond County Bar Association formed the Volunteer Lawyers Project ("VLP") in response to the recent and ongoing foreclosure crisis to help truly needy families who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Families are screened for financial eligibility and referred to our legal referral service if they are able to pay. Those interested, should contact Vincent Scamardella, Esq., at 718-442-4500 or RCBAVLP@gmail.com for more information.
Below, you will find other Charitable Endeavors by RCBA members and their families:
RCBA's own Jeff Alfano has committed to raising funds as a St. Jude Hero to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. The NYC Half Marathon is on March 16, 2014.
I need your support to help me reach my fundraising goal for the kids of St. Jude. It costs $1.8 million a day to operate St. Jude. Did you know that 70% of the funds come from the public? That means your donation, no matter what the size, will help!
How your donation helps:
- Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything, including lodging, food and travel.
- St. Jude will continue to improve treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its groundbreaking research.
- For every child treated at St. Jude, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries.
Thank you for your support! A link to Mr. Alfano's fundraising page can be located HERE.
KUDOS to Robert Mulhall, chairman of the RCBA Veterans Comm and Michael J Gaffney, the Vice President of the 13th Judicial District to the NYSBA, both of whom were instrumental in getting the RCBA to partner with the NYSBA on this matter. A copy of the Press Release is HERE.
On November 4, 2012, the NYC Marathon having been canceled, Peter Weinman (RCBA Member) helped organize the otherwise Marathon Runners to make charity runs from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to some of the Staten Island neighborhoods hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, South Beach, Midland Beach, New Dorp Beach, and Oakwood Beach, specifically. Runner-volunteers spent the day distributing water, food, and garbage bags to residents. Photos from Mr. Weinman's personal voyage that day are located HERE.
The 5k run in September 2012 (still waiting for confirmation of the exact dates) is the Bruiser 5k Memorial run in Allentown, PA. It's to benefit canine cancer research at the University of PA School of Vet Medicine, through the National Canine Cancer Foundation website www.Wearethecure.com
Debbie was recently appointed the NYS rescue coordinator for the American Belgian Malinois Rescue group, where theyrescue, foster, rehome and rehabilitate Belgian Shepherds. The group works with the NYC CACC, as well as other city shelters nationwide.
NYC HALF MARATHON 2012
MARCH 18, 2012
"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves."
- Thomas Edison
In 2011, I completed four out of five NYRR borough half marathons, gaining entry into the NYC Half Marathon this March 2012!
I have decided to train with Team In Training to first - raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) because there is no cure - and second - to see the best half marathon time that I can run with the training program and amazing coaches of TNT! This will be my fourth Team In Training event and I plan on continuing to raise money with them until there is a cure.
All of our lives have been affected by leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and all blood cancers and cancer generally. I am raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and all other blood cancers and cancer generally and stop these diseases from taking any more lives.
I am also training for this event in memory of my grandmother Jennie Passarello who passed away in 1981 from liver cancer. There have been many new initiatives developed since that time which fund cancer research and provide programs for patients and families. LLS has contributed to an unprecedented rise in survival rates for some people with cancers. The relative five-year survival rate for people with leukemia, for example, nearly quadrupled in the past 48 years. And Hodgkin lymphoma is now considered one of the most curable forms of cancer, thanks to radiation and chemotherapy.
Funding for research and patient support is crucial in the battle against blood cancers. Please donate what you can to support my participation - no amount is too big or too small. Your donation is making a difference in the lives of those battling these cancers everywhere.
Please note that every donation is 100% tax deductible!
James is a freshman at American University. In the summer of 2012 he is riding with a group of college students on a 70 day, 4000 mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle.
What is your connection with the cancer community?
For as long as I can remember, cancer has been an influence in my life. Both my grandfather and my grandmother battled cancer—my grandfather survived skin cancer and my grandmother survived uterine cancer. Roughly two years ago my father faced colon cancer, bravely handling the diagnosis and ultimately beating the disease. But cancer didn’t only affect my family. It took hold of my friends and their families, drawing us all into the greater cancer community. The cancer community is larger than I had realized, composed not only of cancer patients, but their partners, friends, and families. I am bound to this community by those close to me who have struggled with cancer and its many faces.
Why are you riding the 4K for Cancer?
This past April my father’s mother, a survivor of uterine cancer, passed away. While her death was of causes separate from cancer, the sudden impact of her passing hurt no less. She was a survivor. Watching her overcome one disease to later succumb to another was a disheartening reminder that we all are mortal. This summer I am riding for her, for everything that she survived with stride. This summer I am riding for my grandfather who relentlessly battles skin cancer. I am riding for my father, who survived precancerous skin cells and stage two colon cancer. I am riding for all who survive and for those who unfortunately don’t. I am riding for the people like me, the citizens of the cancer community that, though they have not personally suffered from the disease, face it often within their families. I am riding for those, like my grandmother, who didn’t get to ride on their own; who did not have the chance to say “I survived, and I’m going to help ensure that others do too.”