Sunday, October 14, 2012

Charity Event: Hope Shines For Shannon

Shannon Forde, Mets' senior director of media relations, was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in August. Working with The Daniel P. Ryan Foundation and The Chic Charity Club, Forde's family and friends have established, Hope Shines For Shannon.

To help the Forde family with medical and household expenses, the organization will be hosting a dinner on November 1 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J.

Tickets for the dinner are $100. If you are interested in attending and autograph session that includes Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Ed Kranepool, John Franco, Bobby Ojeda, Edgardo Alfonzo and more, that is an additional $250.

SNY's own, Ron Darling, will be emceeing the event.

Matt Harvey, Willie Randolph, and Joe McEwing have also recently been added as guests to the event.

Here is a list of items up for auction at the dinner, which include a pitching lesson from Johan Santana at Citi Field and a batting lesson with David Wright at Citi Field.

The last day to buy tickets to the dinner is October 18. If interested, you can buy tickets at, or you can email Debbie Durante at or Cindy Santos at

This event is for adults only.

If you are unable to attend the dinner, but would like to make a monetary donation, you may mail a check payable to "Hope Shines For Shannon" to C/O DTRF P.O. Box 3145, Point Pleasant, N.J. 08742. You can also make a donation online by visiting the Hope Shines For Shannon website.

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