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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 theunicornnetworkllc@gmail.com.

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

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