Community News

Beers for a Cure Fundraiser at M.O.M.'s

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Thank you to the Hugill’s, owners of M.O.M.’s (Maxwell’s on Main) in Doylestown, PA for once again opening their hearts and restaurant, sharing their time and talent, and helping families dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. This year’s Beers for a Cure was another success and brings the total raised over the past 9 years to just shy of $60,000! Thank you to all of the breweries that donated and volunteered their time! Thank you OwowCow for joining us once again and donating their delicious ice cream! Thank you Minuteman Press in Doylestown for your advertising donation. The raffle was another huge hit this year! Thank you to everyone that donated! Monkeys Uncle, Mercury Tattoo, The Doylestown Bookshop, Finneys Pub, and many others for beer baskets, wine and gift cards! A special thank you to Stockertown Beverage for your very generous donation to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation.

From Andrea Hugill: “Each year the Foundation travels here and helps local families battling a pediatric cancer diagnosis. This year they were able to “lend a hand for hope” to THREE local families. We were honored to meet some of the families and have them share their journey with us. We are and will continue to keep them all in our thoughts and prayers….thank you so much to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation for doing such amazing work and helping so many families through such a difficult time.”



$2,000 received from NYS Corrections & Youth Services Association (Region 1)

Thank you to the NYS Corrections and Youth Services Association (Region 1) for supporting the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation in our mission to Lend a Hand for Hope. At their symposium held at Genesee Community College on March 15, 2019, Julie Wolcott, First Deputy Superintendent at Attica Correctional Facility, presented the Foundation’s Treasurer, Joni Yaskulski, with a check for $2,000.

”The mission of the New York State Corrections and Youth Services (CAYSA) is to build bridges among agencies, associations and individuals working with offenders, victims, clients and their families. We promote professional development, we encourage innovative practices and we provide professional training to ensure our members and affiliates opportunities to provide a meaningful contribution to a better New York.”

”The mission of the New York State Corrections and Youth Services (CAYSA) is to build bridges among agencies, associations and individuals working with offenders, victims, clients and their families. We promote professional development, we encourage innovative practices and we provide professional training to ensure our members and affiliates opportunities to provide a meaningful contribution to a better New York.”

Hops for Hope

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The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation and Gilda’s Club of Rochester, along with assistance from Eli Fish Brewing Company of Batavia, teamed up for a joint fundraising event. “Hops for Hope” raised funds to assist those with cancer and their families with expenses. The day included musical entertainment, a cornhole competition, food and specialty beers. It was a fun atmosphere to enjoy on a mid-February afternoon.

Town of Batavia Fire Dept. Donates $1,000 to MNMF

The Napoleones gratefully accepted a gift of $1,000 from the Town of Batavia Fire Department at their annual awards banquet.

“It really started with the idea from the president, Scott Garlock, and his wife Lynn, just trying to do something different at this year’s banquet from what we’ve done previously. Instead of buying a small gift for everyone that attended, we decided we would take the money we normally spend and come up with a local charity to give that money to,” Fire Chief Dan Coffey said.

Gathered for the check presentation to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation-From left: Batavia Town Fire Department Chief Dan Coffey, Laurie Napoleone, Mark Napoleone and Department President Scott Garlock.

Gathered for the check presentation to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation-From left: Batavia Town Fire Department Chief Dan Coffey, Laurie Napoleone, Mark Napoleone and Department President Scott Garlock.

Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts Breaks Away and Raises $3,000

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One June 10th, students at Refuse to Lose Martial Arts School in Batavia, NY had full permission to break something. In this case, it was boards during a "Summer Kick Off Party" where all proceeds benefited the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. Students at the school range in age from 3-60 years old and together they broke 350 boards and raised $3,000 for the foundation. 

OHMS Band raises $2,500 for the MNMF during performance in August

The OHMS Band celebrated their 25th anniversary of music on August 13, 2016 at the Polish Falcons in Batavia, NY. Playing under a tent on a beautiful summer night,  the band raised $2,500 for the Foundation. It was truly "music to our ears". Many thanks to the band - their celebration helps the Foundation Lend A Hand for Hope to others. Besides the OHMS band, we would also like to thank all those who attended and supported the fundraiser.