Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Benefit for Andy Dougherty

Hello Everyone,

I am emailing you to have you join me at a benefit for Andy Dougherty and his family being held on Saturday, 2/19 from 7 pm till Midnight at St. Laurence Parish Hall, 8245 West Chester Pke, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Tickets are $25/person and can be pre-paid by sending a check to Eagle National Bank c/o Andy Dougherty Benefit, 8045 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082.

Andy's dad, Mr. Doc, for decades he was 'the mayor' of the Fieldhouse and the Palestra and knew Hawk fans, coaches, and players as a friend. Many of you may know Larry Dougherty from his time on Hawk Hill and Andy is a classmate of mine from Hawk Hill.

Some of you may or may not know about Andy and his very sad situation. Over the last 5 years or so, Andy has had 2 very serious open heart surgeries. Since his last surgery about 2 years ago, he never really fully recovered and has recently been diagnosed with Early On-Set Dementia at age 51.

This diagnosis has been devastating both physically and emotionally not only for Andy at such a young age but also for his/our family. This has and will going forward put a serious financial stress on Andy and his family as they have 2 young children, one in high school and one in elementary school.

In an effort to lend support and help, the CYO Board at St. Laurence has organized a fundraiser/Beef ‘n Beer for Andy and his family on Saturday February 19th, 7pm – Midnight, at the Parish Hall, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby PA.

Tickets are $25 per person with entertainment by DJ Tommy Tunes. Silent Auction items and Raffle items will be awarded.

Feel free to forward this onto others.

Rich Brennan

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