Milana Family Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Outing for CAF A Great Success
June 16th, 2017- The 2nd Annual Golf Outing and Poker Tournament held by the Milana Family Foundation on June 12 at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, NY was a tremendous success. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and Stop Abuse, a nonprofit fighting child abuse, will receive the proceeds from this event, thanks to the generosity of Tom Milana and the Milana Family Foundation. Last year, CAF and Stop Abuse each received $75,000 from the proceeds of the 1st Annual Golf Outing and Poker Tournament.
“I would like to thank the Milana Family Foundation from the bottom of my heart for their generosity and the love and compassion they have shown our patients as a major donor of CAF,” said Anthony Viola, CAF National President.
“At the dinner that night, I was introduced to a Cooley’s patient who just got married a couple of weeks before this golf outing, by Adriana Milana,” continued Mr. Viola. “The patient had kept her story silent for years but it appears like she will start working with CAF to make her successful story known to other patients and to help CAF any way that she can. This was one of the highlights of the day, and another example of how CAF is reaching out to more and more patients throughout the United States. A great day for CAF, their patients, and their families, for sure. “
Mr. Viola encourages the thalassemia community to reach out and show gratitude to the Milana family, saying “as a proud Foundation, please feel free to share your gratitude and appreciation to the Milana Family Foundation. And thank you, again, to the Milana Family. “
“It is very inspiring to see how dedicated people are to this fight against thalassemia,” said Thomas Milana. “That made our desire for a successful event even greater. Although my family is not directly affected by thalassemia, we are very fortunate and feel absolutely honored to have worked with the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation.”
CAF thanks Thomas Milana and the Milana Family Foundation for their continued support, and we look forward to next year’s event!