Every once in a while, someone special comes into your life and amazes you with their perseverance and dedication. For many in the Western New York area, Colette (Reed) Pirinelli is that special someone. Colette is a licensed occupational therapist and works with students in Niagara Country. She is the mother of two young boys named Nicholas and Jack and greets every person she meets with a smile. Unfortunately for Colette, she also endures unimaginable pain on a daily basis. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Stage III-C Recurrent Ovarian Cancer. She has since undergone chemotherapy, several surgeries, and countless hospitalizations. Still, she manages to work and care for her family in spite of the pain.
This truly one of those times when the Western New York community needs to come together to support one of their own. The Call for All Angels Committee is organizing a benefit for Colette on Saturday, June 25th, 2011. The benefit will take place at The Chicken Coop VFW Post at 299 Leydecker Rd, West Seneca, from 3:00 until 9:00 pm. The proceeds from the event will go towards Colette’s medical costs. Donations are welcome and can be sent to Linda Reed, 75 Louise Drive, Cheektowaga, 14227.
If you are free this Saturday afternoon, we highly encourage you to head out to this benefit. It really is for a worthy cause and we are sure you’ll enjoy yourself while there. The Tonawanda Castle’s chef, Rich, is making 200 pounds of pulled pork for the event. Other contributors from the area include Niagara Chocolates, Niagara Parks, and Page’s Paradise Island. There will be theme auctions, refreshments, and even a special auction of a signed Goo Goo Dolls Guitar! For more information, check out the Call for all Angels website. See you there!