Fantastic Silent Auction Items at the GYRB Cocktail Event!

Check out this beautiful wine rack! A $250 value donated by Mark Petrecki. Get your tickets now and bid on this silent auction item on Wednesday!

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One Week Until GYRB Holiday Cocktail Event


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Get Your Tickets for the GYRB Holiday Cocktail Party Fundraiser!

One week until the Get Your Rack Back Holiday Cocktail Event at The Wine Bar​ in Saratoga on Dec 2! Stop in after work for an evening of music, wine and great food and help us kick off our Christmas stocking drive for the children of local cancer patients. Your ticket purchase is going to help GYRB fill these stockings and provide many services for local cancer patients. If you are unable to attend, Giving Tuesday is December 1 and you can make a donation to Get Your Rack Back with the link below. Your support is so appreciated! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of local cancer patients! Get your tickets today!

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Holiday Cocktail Party/Fundraiser on Dec 2

Hey Everyone! In 2 1/2 weeks Get Your Rack Back is hosting a fun evening at The Wine Bar in Saratoga! Get your tickets and enjoy a great evening out. Your ticket purchase is helping local cancer patients.


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Laugh Therapy 10/3/15

imageLast night I saw this sign on my way in to see Marlon Wayans perform at the Funny Bone in Albany. Great show by the way. This sign should be at the entrance of my house. Last night, Marlon talked about the sibling rivalry between him and his 9 siblings. My kids only have each other for their rivalry and there’s enough material there for 10 kids which reminds me of a little exchange between my son and I recently.

Me: Alex, you really need to be nicer to your sister. You get much farther in life with sugar than you do with vinegar.

Alex: Well Mom, people don’t each salt and sugar chips. They eat salt and vinegar chips!

The kid has a point.

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Fundraiser Oct 14th at West Side Sports Bar & Grill

imageMany thanks to the West Side Sports Bar & Grill who is generously donating 20% of sales from 5-8 pm on Wednesday Oct 14th!! Come out with your friends, enjoy a great meal and be part of GYRB’s mission to provide meals and grocery gift cards to local cancer patients. The difference you make could be for someone in your neighborhood!

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Laugh Therapy 9/30/2015

Many thanks again to Tony Mangino Mitsubishi for supporting Get Your Rack Back and our mission to help local patients. This, ironically, brings me to a belly laugh I thought about today.

Two vehicles ago, I owned a black Mitsubishi Outlander (from Tony’s dealership). It was the first day I had it and I told the kids that I would take them to the dollar store to pick out a toy since they were so good at the dealership while I signed the papers for the car. There were no kid handprints on all of the cars in the showroom, they didn’t play tag amongst all of the new cars and more importantly, they didn’t kill each other. It was a win. Going to the dollar store to spend $2.14 for good behavior? I got off easy.

Alyssa was 6 and Alex was 5. As we pulled into the shopping plaza Alyssa said, “Hey Mom, can you drop us off at the door of the store and then park the car and come in?” To which I responded with, “Ah, NO. What if someone tries to take you?” And without skipping a beat, my ever-so-worldy 6 year old said, “If anyone tries to take us, we’ll just tell them that we drive our mother crazy so they won’t want us.” I laughed about that for probably a week!

Now they are teenagers, expensive and mouthy. Her thought certainly holds true today!

Laugh on,


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