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They're not just hot, they're good guys, too.
Montclair’s bravest are holding a fundraiser to aid Andrew LoMonte, the son of fellow firefighter, Rich LoMonte. Andrew, left, who was born with several health problems and is now in need of a kidney transplant, is getting one from his mom Erika in June. A fundraiser, on Sunday, May 21, at 1:30 pm, at Just Jakes Restaurant, will help raise funds for the family. To read Andrew's inspiring story, click here.
After mother and son undergo operations in June, there will be hospital care and a lengthy recovery for both. The goal of the fundraiser is to help the defray the financial costs of caring for Andrew and allow Rich and Erika to concentrate on what’s most important, their son. Firefighters know how to throw a party -- the event ($20 admission; cash bar; children under 12, free) will feature live bands, food, raffle prizes and 50/50’s. If you can't make it, but wish to donate, please make checks payable to Andrew LoMonte and mail to P.O. BOX 1254, Bloomfield NJ 07003.
And if you are a merchant who would like to donate a prize, the firefighters need additonal items to be raffled off -- call firefighter Michael Lizza at 973-632-3833.
May 11, 2006 in Happenings | Permalink
Now there is a cute ponem!
Posted by: Right of Center | May 11, 2006 1:09:17 PM
All my best to Andrew and Ericka.
Posted by: Iceman | May 11, 2006 1:12:27 PM
Sending pixie dust their way!
Posted by: Miss Martta | May 11, 2006 1:13:44 PM
To heck with the pixie dust, send 20 bucks!
Posted by: Right of Center | May 11, 2006 1:20:03 PM
Rich is also a former member of the GRPD. Help these guys out-- they certainly deserve it!
Posted by: Potter | May 11, 2006 1:23:20 PM
Rich was also a lifeguard at Montclair Beach Club for many years (and Erika worked at the snack bar). They are really nice people that need our help.
Posted by: Marcia | May 11, 2006 2:34:22 PM
Posted by: Iceman | May 11, 2006 2:36:09 PM
Posted by: Miss Martta | May 11, 2006 2:42:20 PM
I believe Rich was also an assistant coach for the Montclair YMCA Dolphins, many years ago.
Posted by: EGG | May 11, 2006 2:59:23 PM
Let's support this event, this little "fighter" Andrew and his Mom. I plan to go.
Amazing love can do.
Posted by: Quaker Oats | May 11, 2006 7:08:42 PM
For Info and Tickets, Please Call Just Jakes at 973-655-8987
Posted by: Donato | May 11, 2006 9:56:58 PM
I always found the weekend event listings the most helpful thing about this site. Now we only get them on fridays - and it IS friday and they're not here. Since the change, I visit much less often.
Posted by: WheresTheEvents | May 12, 2006 11:20:20 AM
There will be a nice basket from us :)
Cat & Dog stuff, packed together :)
Posted by: JT | May 18, 2006 4:49:04 PM