Nassau Court Kiwanis Honors Own with Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Sixth annual fundraiser for Kathy Donegan held at Cornerstone Pub in Mineola.

By Claudia Balthazar, Hofstra

October 24, 2011

  
Members of the Nassau County Courthouse Kiwanis filled the Cornerstone Pub in Mineola last week for the sixth annual Kathy DoneganBreast Cancer fundraiser.

 The fundraiser is always held to honor Donegan, a prominent member of the NCCK who passed away in 2005.

“The idea to have a fundraiser at the Cornerstone Pub was Kathy’s idea,” NCCK vice President Patricia Harrington said. “She was a volunteer there [at the Adelphi Breast CancerHotline] and they were very helpful to her so she wanted to give back.”

Law clerks and attorneys from the Mineola courthouses were invited to serve as guest bartenders being given a crash course on basic duties. Tips received by the guest bartenders were contributed towards the fundraiser.

“I knew Kathy for many years. She was a dear friend of mine and I believe everyone who (volunteers) will do it in her honor,” Miriam Lemus of the Nassau County Court, who also was a guest bartender, said.

Numerous raffle drawings were also held with prizes including $400 in cash. All of the proceeds went to the Adelphi University Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program.

“Some years it’s not as well (attended) but I’m very happy with the way it turned out today,” Harrington said.

Published in the Mineola Patch

 

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