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Wrapping in Red and White to join in on the fight


Wrapping in Red and White

to join in on the fight…

against ALS

Local Long Island business owner
and 2nd place national wrap contest winner
runs gift wrapping fundraiser for ALS

ISLIP, New York – Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 12 noon.  Melinda Cantor, owner of Only You Gifts, Islip and 2nd place winner in the 17th Annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest that was held in NYC on December 6th win run an all day wrapping event at her store at 549 Main Street, Islip 631-277-2333.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association Greater NY Chapter.  Cantor won $2,500 for her 2nd place win and will donate $500 of that towards the event as well as all her materials, time and talent.

She will use the same speed and creativity needed to get her as far as she did in the contest to wrap as many gifts as possible for the full day.  There will be suggested donations for small items as low as $5 and will add additional embellishments to those with the larger donations and larger packages.  Packages will be wrapped in colors of Red, silver and White which are in line with the ALS Associations colors as well as the holiday.

Checks to ALS Association or cash will be happily accepted.  If a credit card is the only form of payment we will have the ALS site available for donation processing.

This cause is very dear to Melinda since her mom, Josephine Pace, lost her battle with ALS this year on September 12th.  She wanted to do the ALS walk on the 26th and could not so this is her way to take full advantage of her winnings and talent to aid in this devastating disease that desperately needs attention and funds.

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Only You Gifts opened in 1998 in Islip and has been creating custom invitations and engraved and personalized gifts for over 15 years for thousands of customers.  In 2010, Only You was given the Islip Small Business award for entrepreneurial drive and spirit in the community.  www.onlyyougifts.com also on facebook under Only You Gifts

 The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter:

80 cents of every dollar goes towards the mission of The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter.

The ALS Association's mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

As one of The ALS Association's leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission of The ALS Association by:

•    Providing a quality services to patients and families living with ALS throughout the greater New York area, including the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland counties, the Hudson Valley, and northern and central New Jersey.
•    Funding aggressive, cutting-edge research to find a cure that utilizes the newest techniques and fosters collaborative initiatives among government agencies, the private sector and scientists.
•    Supporting The ALS Association's national advocacy program to expand government support of research and elicit programs to make treatments and care accessible and affordable for all ALS patients.

Heightening awareness of ALS in order to stimulate volunteerism, scientific and healthcare community activism, and public support that is essential to the fight against ALS.

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Wrapping in Red and White to join in on the fight - Join Team Raised
Melinda Cantor $75.00
Team Gifts $450.00
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