I attend as many community functions as I can. I am member of In-shape fitness where I participate in the Toys for Tots toy drive, and am a member of the Blackstone library in Branford. I played a big role in the scholarship fund for Heather Diane Caraglio- Balcerzak. I also participate in the Trees of Hope at the Long Wharf Maritime Center in New Haven . I participate in giving to the canned goods food drive and toys for the community dining room every year. I give back to the Goodwill Foundation, as well as continue with my Holiday traditions of giving back to the less fortunate through community charities. I am a huge animal lover and every Christmas I always donate animal necessities to the local shelters. Out of every paycheck/home I close, I give a dollar amount to our charity, CB CARES.
I was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF). Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now — more than ever — to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. When the Foundation began in 1955, most children with CF did not live to see their first day of elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.