Another Successful Car Show and Car Wash Hosted by Nassau Barry Tech
June 6, 2011
Michael Magro Foundation held its 6th. Annual Car Wash and Classic Car Show on Saturday June 4th. at Barry Tech Career and Technical Education Center on Prospect Avenue in Westbury. Mr. James Clark, the building principal and the staff graciously host this community service event each year to help the foundation raise money to support their mission.
The efforts of the foundation are directed to families of children diagnosed with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Michael Magro Foundation is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, pledging 100% of the monies raised back into the foundation.
Each year Barry Tech students help organize, advertise, set up, wash the cars and cook the food for this event. All of their hard work paid off, the foundation raised $1300.00 this year. The money will be used to make parent referral binders for the newly diagnosed children with cancer being treated at The Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.
Each family is given a binder which contain volumes of information to help them navigate their days, weeks, months and sometimes years ahead as their child is undergoing treatment. The binder contains some gift cards to help with the cost of gas, supermarket cards and much more.
In addition the binder provides log sheets for procedures, tests, medications, pharmacy and checkups. The handbook walks through diagnosis definitions, course of treatment, what to expect if admitted to the hospital, caring for your child at home and caring for the whole family.