PARADE OF HEROES TO HONOR LT. MICHAEL DAVIDSON
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the annual Parade of Heroes and St. Baldrick's head-shaving fundraiser will be held in Floral Park to help raise money towards childhood cancer research. This year's Parade of Heroes will honor the memory of Floral Park's own Lt. Michael Davidson, whose ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Members of Lt. Davidson's firehouse will be marching in the Parade of Heroes with his banner. We are asking that our members join the Parade of Heroes march to honor Lt. Davidson and support his family and the Floral Park community, as they continue to mourn the loss of a true hero. Members of the FDNY can also shave their heads in an effort to find a cure for pediatric cancer. The link to register is .
Participating members are asked to assemble at One Floral Boulevard, Floral Park, NY 11001 at 12:30 PM. The Parade of Heroes begins at 1:40 PM at Floral Park Village Hall. The Local 3 Pipe and Drum band, Sword of Light, will lead the Parade of Heroes as the children are given a ride to the event on firetrucks or police cars. The children participating in the event will be dropped off at the Trinity Bar and Restaurant at 1:55 PM, where the St. Baldrick's head-shave event is held. The town appreciates your support in this event to honor Lt. Davidson's memory, and all FDNY members, family and friends are welcome to attend.
94TH ANNUAL COMMUNION MASS AND BREAKFAST
The Fire Department Holy Name Society, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island, will hold its 94th Annual Communion Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at The Cardinal Mass at 1015 hours. The breakfast will follow at the New York Hilton Hotel, on , at 1130 hours. During the breakfast, the Holy Name Society will honor two outstanding men; Robert R. Turner, First Deputy Commissioner, retired, and Lieutenant James G. McCarthy, Ladder 25, UFOA Treasurer. The Father Mychal Judge Humanitarian Award will be presented to Lieutenant Thomas F. O'Connor, Engine 302, Family Assistance Unit, retired. Donations: $65.00 per person. For reservations: send a check to the Holy Name Society, Attention Chris Ward, 1800 Pettit Avenue, North Merrick, NY 11566. For information call 561-775-5120. Wives and children are cordially invited. Members are requested to attend in uniform. Those members attending the 10:15 Mass are asked to form on 51st Street, East of 5th Avenue by 0945 hours. We will enter the church at 1000 hours. After Mass we will march to the hotel for breakfast.
MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER BLOOD & PLATELET DONATION
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York would deeply appreciate your donation of blood and/or platelets and requests you ask others you know to donate. Please visit for complete information about donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets. Appointments are necessary. All blood types are acceptable. For answers to questions, and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you, please contact Joe Licata, 212-639-8177, Manager, Blood Donor Program, . The Blood Donor Room is located at - Schwartz Building lobby and can be reached at 212-639-7648. They are open every day: Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon: 8:30am - 3:00pm, Tues: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Wed/Thurs: 8:30am - 7:00pm. The process for donating whole blood takes approximately 1 hour. The process for donating platelets takes about 2 1/2 hours. FREE Donor Parking is available at Somerset Parking Garage, 1365 York Avenue -entrance on 72nd Street, N.W. corner.