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Society’s Choice Entrepreneurs Professionals Network were proud sponsors of this wonderful event, held at the Duke’s Home in East Hampton.

East Hampton, NY – On Saturday, July 21, 2012 the most famous family of fireworks, the Gruccis, lit up the skies over Three-Mile Harbor at the Duke’s residence located at 178 Springy Banks Road. The Max Cure Foundation for pediatric cancer causes along with Luly Duke’s Fundacion Amistad, served as the beneficiaries of the event. CBS News Anchor, Chris Wragge and NY Mets Hall of Fame Pitcher as well as Max Cure Ambassador, John Franco and his wife Rose were the Honorary Chairs for the evening. “What a beautiful night and setting to be able to come out and make a difference in the lives of children with pediatric cancer and to be able to support the outstanding mission of the Max Cure Foundation which I am honored to be a part of,” says Chris Wragge. “Being involved with David and Richard Plotkin has been a tremendous experience for me as I get to see their hard work and effort first hand. I’m glad I can lend my support and I’m able to help the children who have been stricken with cancer,” states John Franco. “It was a magical evening that brought everyone together for pediatric cancer. At events likethis if people walk away inspired and educated on the disease, it was successful,” says David Plotkin – Co Founder of The Max Cure Foudation.

 There was plenty of entertainment for the adults and children, a performance by the Big Apple Circus, delicious barbecue and live music by Washington Duke’s band, “The Dukes of Brooklyn.” Prior to the fireworks show which was provided by Clamshell Foundation (clamshellfoundation.org) there was an emotional video shown about The Max Cure Foundation and their mission, and then a trailer was played for the upcoming animation of Henry & Me starring Richard Gere, Danny Aiello, Chazz Palminteri, Luis Guzman and Cyndi Lauper as well as many former and current NY Yankees. Henry & Me will premiere at the ZiegfeldTheater this December and will benefit many of the casts charities as well as The Max Cure Foundation.

The Max Cure Foundation (MCF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to advancing cures for pediatric cancers, funding the development of less toxic treatments for children, including the funding of an immune cell therapy lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center dedicated to alternative treatments for children battling the disease. MCF provides low-income families who are battling pediatric cancer emotional and financial support, while seeking to inspire children with the disease to face it with courage and bravery. www.maxcure.org

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