Block Party Raises Over $20K!

YONKERS, NY (June 2015)—The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation hosted its 2nd Annual Block Party on Saturday, June, 6, 2015 at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, N.Y. The event raised over $20,000 in support of the children who receive services within the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation’s Continuum of Care at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center.

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins with Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center resident, Stephanie

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins with Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center resident, Stephanie

The free event was attended by residents of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, their families, our supporters in the community and staff. In addition, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-N.Y.), Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis, District Office Manager of Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, were on hand, as were Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628, who barbequed for all of our attendees, Yonkers PBA and Yonkers CLSA, who sponsored a Mister Softee truck and Empress Emergency Medical Services, who showcased its state-of-the-art medical transport vehicle and distributed beach balls to all our attendees.

From l-r: Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement Brian Harrington, CEO Pat Tursi, Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis, District Office Manager of Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer

From l-r: Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement Brian Harrington, CEO Pat Tursi, Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis, District Office Manager of Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer

The Block Party, which lasted three hours, featured games, food, arts and crafts, live music, a petting zoo, raffles and much, much more! “We were pleased to host over 250 families and friends at this year’s Block Party,” said Brian Harrington, Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “Our Block Party is an event that our children and their loved ones really look forward to and we are thankful to have the support of so many amazing friends in the community who help make days like today possible for them,” he said.

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, resident, Chelsea, at the Petting Zoo

This event would not have been possible without the support of our generous partners. We’d like to thank our Entertainment Partners: Alice Sim and Hudson Valley Bank; our Food & Beverage Partners: Yonkers PBA, Yonkers CLSA and Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628; and our Activity Partners: Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, Inc., Empress Emergency Medical Services and Westchester-Putnam Plumbers & Steamfitters Industry Labor.