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2023 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction

October 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 10:30 pm

Join us for our much-anticipated Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on Thursday October 19, 2023, 6:30-10:30pm. This unforgettable night, held at the beautiful Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, commemorates 29 years of SHAREing & CAREing’s service to the Queens Community. Enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and 50/50 raffle, all led by Master of Ceremonies Jospeh Pistilli.

The staff and volunteers of SHAREing & CAREing are deeply grateful for the energy, devotion and continuing support we receive from our community for our cancer support services. Proceeds will go to support SHAREing & CAREing cancer support programs in the Queens and greater New York City area.


This year we have the honor of acknowledging an incredible group of award recipients, all who have made a difference in our community.

Ed Randall

Founder & Chief Advocacy Officer, Fans For The Cure
WFAN/SiriusXM Radio Host

Ed Randall is a prostate cancer survivor, founder of the non-profit Fans For the Cure, distinguished sports broadcast journalist and author. {READ MORE}

Uff. Cav. Joseph V. Scelsa, ED. D.

Founder & President, Italian American Museum

Joseph V. Scelsa, a Bronx native, is a professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), President of the Italian American Museum, and prominent Italian-American rights activist. {READ MORE}

Michael Serao

Executive VP & Chief Admin Officer, First Central Savings Bank

Michael Serao, is a banking professional and influential LGBTQ+ activist advocating for underrepresented communities and inclusive banking services. {READ MORE}

Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato

Chaplin, New York Police Department (NYPD)

Monsignor David L. Cassato, a Brooklyn native, also serves as Vicar of Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens Diocese. {READ MORE}

Rev. Msgr. Jamie J. Gigantiello

Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monsignor Gigantiello is active in numerous diocesan, community and NYC-wide organizations. {READ MORE}


Valet parking available at this beautiful waterfront venue.

162-45 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, New York 11414 United States
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Tickets & Sponsorships

Download the 2023 Benefit Invitation & RSVP card to respond via mail or purchase tickets and sponsorships online below.

The ticket purchase cut-off date is Wednesday, October 18th at 3PM EST. Sponsorships and donations can still be purchased after this date.

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October 19, 2023
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm


SHAREing & CAREing
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