June 23, 2010
Gershow Recycling Donates $1,250 to
American Cancer Society at Sayville Relay For Life
Pictured (left to right): Danielle Strauch, Member, Patsy's Gang; Mary Bertuccio, Member, Patsy's Gang and wife of Peter Bertuccio, Manager, Gershow's Bay Shore facility; Tanya Pottinger, Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling; Rich Ruoff, Employee, Gershow Recycling; Tom LePage, Patty Ruoff and Joe LePage, Members, Patsy's Gang; Melissa McManus, Event Chair, Sayville Relay for Life; Jennifer Yeznach and Laurie Minnitti, Members, Patsy's Gang. Kneeling: Katie LePage, Member, Patsy's Gang.
On June 12-13, employees at Gershow Recycling joined members of "Patsy's Gang" to take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Sayville Middle School, where Gershow donated $1,250 to Patsy's Gang, which in turn contributed the money to the American Cancer Society for the Relay For Life.
Patsy's Gang was the only Silver Team at the Relay for Life for raising more than $5,000 for the cause. Before the event began, Gershow employees and members of Patsy's Gang met with U.S. Congressman Steve Israel, who praised the team for their dedication to this worthy cause.
Patsy's Gang is the group of people comprised of Gershow employee Rich Ruoff, his father-in-law Joe LePage and Mr. LePage's two daughters, Mary Bertuccio, whose husband Peter manages Gershow's Bay Shore facility, and Patricia Ruoff, Mr. Ruoff's wife. The group is named in honor of Mr. LePage's wife, Patsy, who passed away two and a half years ago from cancer.
Relay For Life celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, and remembers those loved ones lost to the deadly disease. In addition to the company's generous donation, Gershow Recycling sponsored the relay and donated a Dumpster for the event.