Bobby Valentine Roast benefits American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society announces Steve Folb of Westport and FJ Mercede of Stamford will serve as co-chairs for American Cancer Society’s annual “Local Philanthropist Roast” set for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., at The Italian Center of Stamford, 1620 Newfield Avenue. This year’s honoree is Fairfield County’s legendary Bobby Valentine.

Longtime volunteers of the Society, Folb and Mercede have collaborated together on a capital campaign that led to the construction of the American Cancer Society’s Regional Center at 38 Richards Avenue in Norwalk, CT. They have also been instrumental in establishing and building the annual Roast, raising more than $1.2 Million to support cancer programs and research. Other members of the committee include Megan Couch of Weston, Greg Durkin of Stamford, Frank Ramppen of New Canaan and Steve Wise of Stamford.

The Bobby Valentine Roast will benefit the American Cancer Society and its cancer research. Proceeds from the event’s unique live auction, Hands Up For Hope, will benefit the Society’s Research Program.

Tickets, program book advertising and sponsorship opportunities are now available by calling 203-563-1528 or via email at [email protected] Please visit us at cancer.org/www.fairfieldcountyroast.org (available July 24)

About Bobby Valentine

Currently the Executive Director of the Intercollegiate Athletics at Sacred Heart University and former major league manager, Bobby has had a lifelong career with Major League Baseball. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969, 1971–72), California Angels (1973–75), San Diego Padres (1975-1977), New York Mets (1977–78), and Seattle Mariners (1979) in MLB. He managed the Texas Rangers (1985–92) and the New York Mets (1996–2002) of MLB, as well as the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball (1995, 2004–09), and Boston Red Sox (2012).

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Community leaders for the American Cancer Society announce that Bobby Valentine will serve as this year’s honoree at the American Cancer Society Local Philanthropist Roast on Thursday, Sept. 17. Pictured here (left to right): Frank Ramppen, Bobby Valentine, Steve Folb, FJ Mercede, Greg Durkin and Steve Wise.

Community leaders for the American Cancer Society announce that Bobby Valentine will serve as this year’s honoree at the American Cancer Society Local Philanthropist Roast on Thursday, Sept. 17. Pictured here (left to right): Frank Ramppen, Bobby Valentine, Steve Folb, FJ Mercede, Greg Durkin and Steve Wise.

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