2012-09-14 / Community

Firefighters Sponsor Fundraiser For Young Cancer Patient

By Debbie Fleury

Patrick Gajovczyk was diagnosed in April with a rare condition called, Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (SPNET). It’s an uncommon form of cancer in which malignant tumors develop in the tissues of the brain. And at four years old, Patrick is battling his condition through rigorous chemotherapy treatments on a regular basis.

Patrick’s father, Martin Gajovczyk is a firefighter of Ladder 126 and a Far Rockaway resident. Firefighters William Johnson, Chris Minichiello, and all members of FDNY’s Engine Company 303 and Ladder 126 are holding a benefit for Patrick at Mulcahy’s, 3232 Railroad Avenue in Wantagh, on Saturday, September 22. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., featuring a live band and an auction.

The firefighters are accepting donations to help support Patrick and his family.

All gift certificates, cards and gift baskets can be sent to: Engine 303/Ladder 126, C/O Princeton St. for Patrick, P.O. Box 510, Coram NY 11727.

All those interested in joining their mailing list and requesting further information can call: 347-444-8229 or send an email to the offi-

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