QUAD TOWN Vol. 45 No. 21 June 1, 2010
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Academy of Kempo’s “Help a Child Initiative”
Helping Children with Life Threatening Diseases!
Pictured: Erica Schwartz, a Child Life Specialist-Pediatric Specialty at Yale New Haven Children’s Cancer Center, accepting donations from Frank and Hailey Ciarleglio.
Hamden: The donations dropped off by Frank and Hailey Ciarleglio this week were donated to the Academy of Kempo’s “Help a Child Initiative” by students and friends of the Academy.
The Help a Child Initiative is a program started by Frank Ciarleglio, the Instructor at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts, to help children with life threatening diseases. “Our program is designed to collect item such as arts and crafts and general items needed to assist The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer and the Child Life Specialist-Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital” said Ciarleglio.
The Academy of Kempo continues to accept donations for the children and their families who are dealing with a life threatening illnesses. “We have been very fortunate to have the support of our students and family members at the Academy with this ongoing project, and we are hoping that there will be more people from the general public getting involved,” said Ciarleglio.
The Academy has a list of items they are collecting as well as a wish list from the Child Life Specialist-Pediatric Specialty Clinic on its web site, www.academyofkempo.com. “I know that in these economically challenging times that it is hard for people to find anything extra in their budget, but even one item will help to make a difference,” Ciarleglio said.
All products can be dropped off at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts, located at 1890 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden Connecticut 06514. For more information on how to get involved, you can contact the Academy at (203) 288-9990, or visit them on the web at www.academyofkempo.com.
Monetary contributions are welcome in check form made out to the Tommy Fund or by visiting the Tommy Fund web site at www.tommyfund.org. To have your donation go strictly to the “Help a Child Initiative” please note that on your check.
The Academy would like to send out a special thank you to its students and family members, CVS Pharmacy in Middletown CT, The Home Depot in Hamden CT, the Meyer Family, Barron Gannon & Co., P.C. in Fairfield CT and to all others who have heard about the Help a Child Initiative and donated. We would also like the thank these news sources for their support: The Advisor Newspaper, Town Times Newspaper, the Hartford Courant, the Post-Chronicle Newspaper, New Haven Register, Talk of Connecticut, and 102.9 DRC FM Radio.
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