For the third year in a row I will be participating in the “Big Hearts Walk” for St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside. As most of you know, I spend a lot of time both volunteering at the hospital and working with the foundation there. Last year I was named community leader for the hospital and now on May 19th, 2018 I Catherine Pastoressa (Manzione) will be honored at the walk. While each year the walk is both a very important and special event to me, this year it holds a little extra special to me since I will be the honoree.
During my time at St. Mary’s, I have been blessed to have made tons of tiny little friends there that completely amaze me. They are some of the bravest kids with the most incredible hearts I have ever seen. They have taught me so much and have truly changed my life for the better. I have also been fortunate enough to work with some of the kindest hearted, selfless and caring people I have ever met.
Since my first day volunteering at St. Mary’s I knew I wanted to try and do as much as I could to help raise both funds and awareness for the place that houses so many of my new little friends. St. Mary’s is a very special place to me, and I feel extremely lucky to be able to be apart of such a wonderful organization that helps so many families throughout the Tri State area.
Please help me make a difference for someone of New York’s most remarkable children by making a donation to “Team Pastoressa” or sponsoring our walk this year.
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