Paul Poveromo (middle) and his brother Michael present the Philip Port Memorial Unit’s president Lally Davis with a $1,000 check. The donation from Toyota Lexus Financial Services (Paul Poveromo’s employer) was in honor of the brothers’ parents – Fawn and Nickey.
The Philip Port Memorial Unit of the American Cancer Society (ACS) of Queens raised $6,400 during its 45th Annual Luncheon at the Beach Club on June 16.
During the lunch, David Golub, the regional vice president for the American Cancer Society’s eastern division said that, over the years, research has “come a long way with the opening to possibilities like stem cell research.”
The ACS’s David Golub assists in choosing raffle winners for the raffles sold prior to the luncheon. Also pictured are Philip Port representatives Nanette Knebel and Lally Davis.
Golub also talked about promising research into “ways to use enzymes to harness the body’s ability to heal itself. Someday, a person will be given a drug to tell the cancer cell to turn itself off.”
He explained that, although the research is “bearing fruit today, it will take 20 years to translate into clinical practice.
Lally Davis, president of the Philip Port Memorial Unit of the Queens Office of the American Cancer Society, greets the supporters who attended the organization’s 45th annual luncheon.
“One day, we will be able to say we have a cure for cancer... and it will be because of groups like the Philip Port Unit.”
|Democratic district leader Lew Simon sells raffle tickets for the bonanza raffle that included such prizes as Lenox candle sticks or vase; 14Kt. Gold earrings; gift certificates to Snug Harbor, the Mahogany Room and Matteo’s in Howard Beach; a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and Avalon watches.
David Golub, of the American Cancer Society, said research has “come a long way with the opening to possibilities like stem cell research.” Also pictured is Nanette Knebel.David Golub (regional vice president for the ACS) joins the luncheon’s planning committee for a photo. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg|