Big Crowd Supports NYS OSIA Dine Around for CAF

May 1, 2012 – Verdi’s of Westbury was the place to be on April 3, as evidenced by the almost 300 people who packed the catering hall to support the New York State OSIA Dine Around for Cooley’s Anemia.

(above) Susan and Anthony Viola, National OSIA President & 1st Lady Joseph and Carole DiTrapani, OSIA National Cooley’s Anemia Chair Sylvia Summa

above) Guests at the Dine Around

above) Anthony Viola, OSIA State Co-Chairperson Grace Ferrara, Joseph DiTrapani, Tony and Mary Naccarato (Giuseppe Verdi Lodge), Joanie Rondinelli, NYS OSIA State President Thom Lupo

(above) Dine Around Committee

(above) Joseph DiTrapani, Anthony Viola, Joanie Rondinelli, Thom Lupo

This was the biggest attendance ever for this wonderful annual event, and it meant that the Dine Around produced a stellar profit of more than $23,000.

“We are overwhelmed at the success of this event,” says CAF National President Anthony J. Viola, who was one of several CAF representative who attended the Dine Around. “Once again, the brothers and sisters of OSIA have demonstrated their matchless commitment to everyone who must live with the challenges associated with thalassemia. No one cares more or does more for CAF than the incredible members of OSIA.”

Some of Long Island’s most respected and popular restaurants provide food for the annual Dine Around, enabling guests to sample the finest food in the region, all at one place.

CAF thanks the brothers and sisters of NYS OSIA and especially thanks Joanie Rondinelli and Grace Serafini-Ferrara for their leadership in organizing this special event.

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