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Queens Children's Charity, Angels On The Bay, Sets Annual Charity Ball for October 12, 2010

Press Release   •   Oct 01, 2010 13:00 EDT

16th Annual Fundraising event has Casino Night theme with 96.5% of proceeds providing life enhancing services for children

 Queens, NY (September 30, 2010) Angels On The Bay will host its 16th Annual Charity Ball themed “Casino Night”, on October 12, 2010 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY.  This annual fundraising event raises funds and awareness to help provide life-enhancing services for the chronically ill, developmentally disabled and physically challenged children of our community.  The money raised is strictly designated for children / pediatric services, medical equipment, education and the research of life threatening diseases. 


The evening will feature a full shellfish buffet dinner, dancing, casino tables for the guests to try their luck on, commemorative journal and grand raffle drawing.  With the exception of some small administrative costs, Russo’s On The Bay will once again be generously underwriting the entire Benefit Ball. 

Tickets for the Angels On The Bay Charity Ball are $250 per person and can be purchased by mailing a check made payable to “Angels On The Bay”, and mailing to Angels on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414.  You may also contact Angels On The Bay by phone, 718.843.5055.  For more information visit,

Angels On The Bay has successfully raised over $3 million since its inception in 1995 for the renovation and refurbishment of three major pediatric units for the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens.  Additionally, the charity has supported HeartShare Human Services of New York for the evaluation and education of our children with special needs, the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Unit, Franklin General Hospital Center, Staten Island University Hospital, the renovation of the Angels On The Bay Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Emergency Room of the Peninsula Hospital in Rockaway Queens, New York Families For Autistic Children, Riverfund and St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.

In October 2009 Angels On The Bay donated over $132,766 to the Pediatric Care.  “We are always grateful for the financial support we receive from Angels On The Bay,” explained Mr. David P. Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MediSys Health Network.  “For the past 14 years, we’ve been able to use the donations to enhance our Pediatric Departments and ensure that we’re providing our youngest patients with the highest quality of care.”

Angels On The Bay was founded in 1994 by Frank Russo, Jr., his family and friends.  This small group of “Angels in Training” began their mission to be the keepers of hope and the guardians of dreams to all children in need of a little miracle.  Their inspiration came from personal encounters with pediatric illness and their personal concern for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Rinaldi, Adrianna Rinaldi, who was stricken with terminal cancer in 1994.