Women for West New York, a non-profit group in town that has been in operation for just over a year, hosted a tricky tray fundraiser for children with cancer on Saturday night.
“We have a tricky tray fundraiser which is benefitting childhood cancer organizations,” Dorinne Auriemma, the president of Women for West New York, told Hudson County View.
” … We also are going to make a big donation to Ronald McDonald House. We know it’s a sad thing that we’re going to have more children diagnosed, and you know, Ronald McDonald House does not turn anyone away.”
Ronald McDonald House is a nationwide charitable organization that provides sick children with opportunities such as meeting celebrities, attending concerts for free, to adopt pets, and much more.
“I think it’s like … amazing,” said Valeri Santana, a West New York youth that was attending the event in support of her sister, Brittany – a childhood cancer survivor.
“They just bought us together and shared all of our stories and it just shows how strong and how inspiring these children are to the community and everything … and the fight that they go through everyday and it just makes everyone more knowledgeable of childhood cancer.”
“I agree with my sister,” Brittany Santana said with a big smile.