Pictured left to right: Greg Wager, President of Wager Contracting Co., Inc., and John Hynes, The Danny Fund Board President; Owner/Broker Sona Davidian and her team at McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty with John Hynes, President of the Danny Fund; CEO Lew Rappaport, Dianne Hammond, and President, Arthur Doerner, of Component Assembly Systems with John Hynes, The Danny Fund Board President

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle, February is often considered the month of love, a time to spoil your favorite people with candy, cards, and maybe even something sparkly. And in many ways “sharing the love” is what The Danny Fund’s annual Valentine Ball is all about – hundreds of people coming together to make a difference in the lives of those dealing with the catastrophic illness of a child.

For almost twenty-five years, The Danny Fund has been offering financial, emotional, and advocacy assistance to area families whose lives have been turned upside down, and some very special local businesses have stepped-up in a big way to “share the love” in support of the all-volunteer organization’s primary fundraiser, being held this year on February 11th, 2017 at The New York Athletic Club’s Travers Island location in Pelham Manor.

For the third year in a row Wager Contracting’s generosity as the Event Sponsor has enabled The Danny Fund to host this wonderful evening which will help even more families in 2017 and beyond. Long-time supporters McClellan | Sotheby’s International Realty and Component Assembly Systems have also continued their generous sponsorship of the Valentine Ball, ensuring the night’s success. The support of these business leaders is vitally important to the endurance of the non-profit’s mission.

“It’s a very personal thing that we do,” shares Pelham Detective John Hynes, President of The Danny Fund Board of Directors. “We adopt families into our fold and our liaison’s and volunteers become very connected to them as they struggle through their ‘new normal’. And we are so grateful for the support of businesses like Wager, McClellan Sotheby’s and CAS, and the people who come to the gala because it means we can keep on being there when these families need us most.”

The Danny Fund strives to be a resource for their adopted families for as long as necessary – some illnesses take years to treat – and proceeds from the Valentine Ball go a long way towards achieving that objective.

You can learn more about The Danny Fund, register for the Valentine Ball, or make a donation at www.TheDannyFund.org.