Yonkers Native John Fareri To Be Guest Of Honor At Team Trinity Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit

Yonkers Native John Fareri will be the guest of honor at the Team Trinity Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit Banquet on Friday, May 10, At Empire City Casino in Yonkers, N.Y. The noted philanthropist is president and CEO of Fareri Associates.

Online PR News – 04-April-2013 – Yonkers, N.Y. – The esteemed John Fareri will be honored for his dedicated fight against cancer at the 2nd Annual Team Trinity/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit on Friday night, May 10, 2013 at Empire City Casino in Yonkers, N.Y. The announcement was made today by banquet chairperson Eileen Mannion Collum.

The banquet will be held in the “Good Time Room” on the casino’s third floor. Cocktail hour will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, followed by dinner and dancing from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Tickets are priced at $150 per person; for tickets and information contact Eileen Mannion Collum at (914) 450-5323 and Umcintyre@yonkersraceway.com. For journal advertising, contact Melissa McIntyre at Melissa.McIntyre@Acegroup.com.

John Fareri was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. John currently resides in Greenwich, CT, with his wife Brenda. John is President and CEO of Fareri Associates, a Real Estate Development Company in Greenwich, CT. John is a Board member of the First Bank of Greenwich and a Trustee at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Fareris are best known for their extraordinary philanthropy with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York. After the unexpected tragic death of their youngest daughter Maria in 1995, they were inspired to build a world-class children’s hospital in her honor. As part of a school project, Marie had made a special wish "For the health and well-being of all the children of the world." Guided by her wish, John and Brenda worked tirelessly on her behalf. They lead the design and creation of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital as a “family centered” hospital where all family members are involved in their child’s treatment, care and well-being. The hospital opened in 2004 and currently serves over 20,000 children annually.

The name “Team Trinity” was developed when Eileen Collum Mannion was asked by the Westchester Chapter for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to be one of their Champions of Hope. Though the challenge was daunting, it was still one that could be accomplished by assembling a group of Irish & Irish-Americans with a great desire to help.

In conjunction with the banquet, a souvenir journal will be published and raffles will be held throughout the evening to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Deadline for receipt of ads and payment for tables is April 25, 2013).

The following is the committee for the Team Trinity/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit honoring John Fareri on Friday night, May 10, at Empire City Casino: Banquet Chairperson’s Eileen Mannion Collum and Agnes Delaney: Journal Chairperson: Melissa McIntyre: Committee Members: Ursula McIntyre, Empire City Casino; Guss Hayes, the Guss Hayes Band; Dermot Henry, the Demot Henry Band; Eugene Brophy, Brophy Fruit & Vegetables; Agnes Delaney, Aishling Irish Center; Eugene Collum, Heritage Bar & Restaurant; Eileen Mannion Collum, Eileen’s Country Kitchen; Bridget Flynn, Flynn School of Dancing; Diane Farah, Director of Sales & Marketing at “The JHouse”, Erin Loughlan, Rose of Tralee.

About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway features: 5,300 slot machines, video roulette, electronic craps and baccarat tables. Italian cuisine is featured in Nonno’s Trattoria, and trackside dining in the Empire Terrace Restaurant, which overlooks the track for live harness racing; a quick bite is available at the International Food Court and its wide-ranging menu. The multi-faceted Good Time Room is available for parties, benefits, weddings, and major events for up to 400. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (at Central Avenue) in Yonkers, New York, Westchester County, (I-87 to Exit 2). Empire City Casino is open seven days a week, every day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM For more information call 914.968.4200 or log onto www.empirecitycasino.com.