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Rich Aversa, Terri Magro, Bob Taliana (front row) Linda Steinberg and Louise Taliana. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Along Route 107,  in a wide-open lot, on a hot Monday evening in August, nearly 225 cars were on display for a crowd of people to enjoy and appreciate both the beautiful vehicles and the live event to benefit the Michael Magro Foundation (MMF).

The Aug. 9 event featured an array of car styles — exotic, classic, and muscle — which drew aficionados, families, and supporters of the organization as well as local residents who met the organization for the first time. Chaired once again by Tom Galati and Larry Ruisi, the event raised more than $11,000 for Michael Magro Foundation programs, supporting families with a child battling pediatric cancer primarily on Long Island.

“I am so thrilled that the community turned out in such numbers to support our MMF families. From the car owners to the community that came out for a great day, we are so appreciative of everyone for helping us raise funds and awareness about our mission,” said organization co-founder Terrie Magro. “Each year the event has grown — in attendees and beautiful cars. Support from our sponsors, the local car clubs, and, of course, our volunteers helps us keep building the show. We can’t wait to see the event grow even further next year.”

Michael Magro Foundation offers its deep gratitude to this year’s sponsors: Advance Auto Parts, EBY Electric Inc., Personal Touch Car Wash of Elwood, Ron Reali, Mitch Solomon, and Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram. The organization also says thanks to the chairmen and their committee; Curbside Café and Roadside Kitchen, the food vendors on hand; East End Group for all of their logistics support; and 102.3 WBAB, the media sponsor. Lastly, MMF offers thanks to the donors who provided raffle items for the evening and the volunteers whose efforts made the event possible.

For those who could not attend the event but would still like to offer their support, please visit: michaelmagrofoundation.com.

Michael Magro Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Paul and Terrie Magro to honor the life of their son Michael, who died of leukemia at age 13. The foundation works with the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Langone Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Cancer Division, and other NYU, Cohen’s, and Stony Brook pediatric facilities where treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing, as well as with children’s hospitals throughout Florida.

Paul Magro, Tom Galati,Terrie Magro with members of Omega Delta Kappa, Nassau County Chapter as they present a check to the foundation. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Michael Magro Foundation (MMF) Car Show. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Michael Magro Foundation (MMF) Car Show. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Michael Magro Foundation (MMF) Car Show. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Roadside Kitchen owners John and Gina Visconte. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The Curbside Cafe. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Lisa Janickey, owner of a 2011 Dodge Charger RT. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Mattia Eiamcanano, Brett Fiumara, Rich Galati, Kathy Galati, Tommy Horan, Laurie Bellocchio, Christine Galati, Giovanna Galati, Paul Magro, and Patty Segura. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Rhonda Klch, Tom Dempsey owner of a 55 Ford & Stephen Klch. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Margreit Jupp McInnis with a Mustang Saleen 2008 owner Brandon Navarro. (Photo by Ed Shin)
(From left) Heidi Beth Gallmeyer-Felix and Autumn Behm on a 65 Volkswagon Baja Bug. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Stephen Ferraro, Deb Colton, and Lawrence Ruisi. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Anna Magnani, Stephanie Pacella, and Jerry Pacella with a 65 Volkswagon Baja Bug. (Photo by Ed Shin)
1960 Cadillac owner Jason Martello. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Carrie Savino and Vito Savino with a 69 Chevelle SS. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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