Hello Friends - we are pleased to announce our second Beneficiary for the 2013 Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation:
Ed Schulte was recently diagnosed with Invasive Adenocarcinoma. Ed's treatments will be long and extensive, even before surgery, and will continue after as well. He has a challenging road ahead of him but with the love and support of his family, wife Cindy and children, Rachel and Eddie, as well as numerous friends, he is prepared to fight this disease. Eddie and his wife Cindy are self employed owners of Cindy and Eddie's Barbershop in Springdale.
We are pleased to announce our first 2013 Beneficiary for the Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation.
Riley June Perna was born prematurely weighing 1 pound 8 ounces on January 7, 2009 at Yale Children’s Hospital. She remained there for 9 months after her birth. Riley has several medical conditions which include Cerebral Palsy, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Cortical Vision Loss, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Congenital Hypotonia, Subglotic Stenosis and G-Tube Dependence.
Riley cannot sit independently, crawl, walk, talk, close her mouth, suck or swallow. Despite her disabilities, she attends school, with a nurse, at St. Vincent’s Special Needs School in Trumbull, Connecticut. There she receives Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language and Vision Therapies.
Parents, Greg and Jennifer, have privately funded alternative therapies such as Hyberbaric Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Medic Physical Therapy and Oral Motor Therapy. Some of these therapies are partially covered insurance. However, most are not and are extremely expensive.
Within the last year they have seen a significant change in Riley due to the combination of intense standard and alternative therapies she receives. Through therapy, their hope for Riley is that she will strengthen her core so she can sit up, walk, swallow and eventually have her tracheostomy removed.
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If you would like to attend the Celebration Dinner on May 9, 2013 from 7pm - 10pm, you can purchase tickets through our PayPal link on the left side of the screen. Adult Tickets are $65.00 and Children 17 years and under are $30.00.
If you prefer to mail a check - please include the attendees names and mail to: The Allyson Rioux Foundation at PO Box 17297, Stamford, CT 06907
If you can't attend the event, but would still like to support the Beneficiaries, here's how you can help:
1) Make a general donation using the PayPal link on the left hand side of screen OR mail a check to
The Allyson Rioux Foundation
PO Box 17297
Stamford, CT 06907
3) Donate a raffle prize
Previous Allyson Rioux Memorial Golf Tournament Beneficiaries
2012 Carol Gallagher, The Santana Family and The Sprouse Family
2011 Sheila Uhl and Ian Verrico
2010 Lisa Smith and The Cossio Family
2009 Linda Ingram and Peter Arahovitis
2008 JJ Zaleski, Jen Tomasello and Mary Lorusso
2007 Pamela Callaghan and Will Smit
2006 Danielle Ortiz and Florence Ciaiti
2005 Claire Collier, Dana Sottosanti and Brandon Apruzzese
2004 Kyle O’Reilly and Christine Merritt
2003 Justin Nemcheck and Francis Baldoz
2002 Spears, Cordiero and Logan Families
2001 C.J. Sweeny
2000 Jacob Zygmont and the Deluca Family
1999 Molly Hanson and the Ferris Family
1998 Deidre DeFranco
1997 Sam Ackels and Lou Carella
1996 Andrew Baeumler
1995 Brian Romano
1994 The Gurliacci Family
1993 Timothy Coppola
1992 David Lupinacci
1991 David Lupinacci
1990 Hospice of Stamford
1989 The Rioux Family