The Unicorn Network Presents CLEAR Fundraiser Benefiting LLS

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Ginna Vlake, Steve Salerno, Paul Oresky, Jocelyn Weston, Jillian Weston, Brandon Gidicsin, Justine Guzman, Anne Recht, and Bryan Glick. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The Unicorn Network held CLEAR, a fundraising event benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), at the Riviera Waterfront Mansion in Massapequa on May 13.

Brandon Gidicsin, a member of The Unicorn Network, a networking group for millennial entrepreneurs, said the fundraiser was in memory of his father.

“My father passed away from a form of blood cancer called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was a child,” he said. “Apart from raising money for blood cancer research, treatment and testing, I hope to empower and inspire people to be a bit more charitable and selfless!”

CLEAR is a formal fundraising event with a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, open bar, DJ, 21 for Fun casino games, raffles, and more. Guests wore white to honor those who have passed from blood cancer in a nod to the LLS’s own lantern-lighting ceremony. Honored guests wore red to represent the lives saved and future hope for a cure for all who are diagnosed with blood cancer.

The Unicorn Network expressed thanks to its generous sponsors who helped to make CLEAR possible, including:

  • The Junkluggers of Queens and Long Island

  • Jake Robison and John LoPresti of Cardinal Financial

  • John Comuniello of New York Life

  • Jennifer Post of Visual Advantage

  • Habitat Abstract, LLC

  • Anne Recht of Caring People, Inc

  • Ed Shin, Shinbone Photography

For more information, contact The Unicorn Network at [email protected].

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Paul Oreskya. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Unicorn Network members and guests enjoyed a great fundraising event benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Unicorn Network members and guests enjoyed a great fundraising event benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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John Comuniello (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Sean Smith, Jillian Weston, and Justin David. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Brandon Gidicsin, who is running the fundraising campaign for LLS Man of the Year. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Autumn Behm, Jillian Weston, and Danielle Riggio (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Sarah Miller and James Manicone. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Bryan Glick, Kateryn Amaya, and Carlos Hernandez. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Heather Kornhaber. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Unicorn Network Vice President Michael Napoli, Danielle Riggio, and Brandon Gidicsin. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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