2011-04-08 / Community

Mure Gives $160,000 To Charities, Institutions

Money Raised By ‘Little North Pole’ Functions


Above, left: local attorney Joe Mure greets some of the people who assisted with the Little North Pole event, which took place in December at his Neponsit home. Above, local realtor Brian Heffernan joins Mure and his son in watching a video presentation of December’s event. Above, left: local attorney Joe Mure greets some of the people who assisted with the Little North Pole event, which took place in December at his Neponsit home. Above, local realtor Brian Heffernan joins Mure and his son in watching a video presentation of December’s event. Local attorney Joe Mure hosted a presentation ceremony at his “Little North Pole’ home in Neponsit on Saturday and gave $160,000 raised by the event to three hospitals and a charity to further research and treatment of juvenile diabetes.

More than 200 friends and helpers crowded into Mure’s home for lunch, remembrances and the check presentations.




Peninsula Hospital Center CEO Bob Levine and Dr. Connie Stewart receive a check from Mure to support the doctor’s work at the hospital’s diabetes center. Peninsula Hospital Center CEO Bob Levine and Dr. Connie Stewart receive a check from Mure to support the doctor’s work at the hospital’s diabetes center.

Dr. Ten from SUNY Downstate pediatrics receives a check from Mure to support her work in relating the disease to heredity. Dr. Ten from SUNY Downstate pediatrics receives a check from Mure to support her work in relating the disease to heredity.

Dr. Mary Gallagher from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital receives a check from Mure for her treatment of young children at risk for developing diabetes. Dr. Mary Gallagher from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital receives a check from Mure for her treatment of young children at risk for developing diabetes.

The great majority of the money raised by the Little North Pole events went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which Mure led in the past. Julia Briggs from the organization receives a $120,000 check from Mure. The great majority of the money raised by the Little North Pole events went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which Mure led in the past. Julia Briggs from the organization receives a $120,000 check from Mure.

Mure’s friends and helpers watch the check presentation. Mure’s friends and helpers watch the check presentation.

Professional tenor Christopher Macchio opened the program with a short rendition of “Ave Maria.” Professional tenor Christopher Macchio opened the program with a short rendition of “Ave Maria.”

Participants in the “Little North Pole” and medical providers joined local residents for the event. Participants in the “Little North Pole” and medical providers joined local residents for the event.

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