Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation “Night at the Races”


On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6 pm Palermo Heart to Heart will hold its 3rd annual Night at the Races. Doors open at 6pm with racing starting at 6:30pm.  Once again the event will be held at the Elks Lodge, 635 East Broad Street, Hazleton, PA.  The community is invited to attend, admission is $5.00  and includes a dinner buffet.

David Palermo, President of Palermo Heart to Heart “ Fund raising events such as this allows us to help nearly 1000 children in Pennsylvania that are going through treatment for cancer and other serious chronic illnesses. The work we do allows these children to know they are not alone in their journey. It is through the generosity of our sponsors and supporters that we are able to carry out our mission”

Palermo Heart to Heart is beginning its 7th year as the proud regional sponsor of the Beads of Courage program in Pennsylvania. Beads of Courage is an innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them.

Presently Palermo Heart to Heart supports four children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania through the Beads of Courage program. Those hospitals are:

ü  Geisinger Janet Weis

ü  Penn State Hershey

ü  Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC

ü  Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center

Compassion runs in families, and sometimes begins when a devastating illness strikes close to home. That’s just what happened when the late Frank “Froggy” Palermo was stricken by a heart condition in the mid-1980s and our family stepped into action.

A golf tournament in 1984 secured the funds to help Froggy have a heart operation to save his life. This only served to bring thanks and inspiration to the family.

So, with modest beginnings in 1991 and in partnership with attorney James Palermo, Froggy and his family started on the road toward helping countless others. An initial, small fundraising event spurred major events with the goal of spreading the Palermo family’s compassion to others in need. Since that first fundraiser, Heart to Heart has raised tens of thousands of dollars and awarded dozens of recipients with financial and emotional support, as well as life-changing opportunities

Learn more about the Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation

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