Proceeds from 3rd Annual Get Your Rack Back Event!

I am so happy to announce that this years’ event raised $12,006! That’s $6,003 EACH for ACS Hope Club and! All for such a great cause! Thank you to everyone who participated in making this event so great!! These funds are helping many families affected by cancer in the Capital Region!


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Thank You!

I want to thank everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Get Your Rack Back Event! I am awaiting some other donations and will post the fundraiser total and event pics in a few days. The grand total raised is around $12,000! This money is going to help a lot of families seeking support and services from and ACS HopeClub! I am extremely grateful for the generosity of so many people!


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Get Your Rack Back Silent Auction List

Many thanks to everyone who has donated to the silent auction! I am pleased to say that over $17,000 in items/services have been donated to this event! Raffle Baskets are listed below and we have many door prizes! Check these out:

Floydwarriors Silent Auction

  1. Vent Fitness/Reiki Session Basket – 3 month VIP Membership, Vent Water Bottle, Towel & T-Shirt and 1 Reiki Session – Donated by Vent Fitness and Gina Clemente $305 Value
  2. 4 Tickets for the NY Giants vs. New England Patriots Game at Metlife Stadium Thursday August 28 Along with 2 Parking Passes – Donated by Vanguard Dealer Services $540 Value
  3. Overnight Stay and 2 Ski Passes to Jiminy Peak – Donated by Jiminy Peak $400 Value
  4. A Chef’s Wine Dinner for 6 people, complete with a Multi Course Meal with Wine Pairings for Each Course, Dinner to be Served in the Elegantly Appointed and Intimate Roebling Library at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy – Donated by the Hilton Garden Inn $900 Value
  5. Yankee Legends Print & 4 Yankee Tickets to the July 22 Game vs Rangers at Yankee Stadium – Donated by Gallery 5 One & Steve Santucci $510 Value
  6. Complementary Consultation & Full Face Physical Strength 10% TCA Chemical Peel – Donated by the Dr. Williams Surgery Center $295 Value
  7. Legal Services – “Get Out of A Speeding Ticket” Gift Certificate and Living Will, Power of Attorney & Health Care Proxy – Donated by Elena Jaffe Tastensen Esq and Herzog Law Firm, PC $500 Value
  8. Pamper Yourself Beautiful Basket – Mama Mio’s Sculpted Body Shaper, Multi-Action Bust Firmer, Tightening Body & See No Scar Solution, Seda France’s French Tulip Scented Hand Soap, Hand and Body Cream $ Pagoda Candle, A Variety of Essential Oils Towelettes, Tea Forte Herbal Teas and Natural Patches of Vermont Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Through a Unique Body Patch Delivery System Donated by Barb & Bill D’Agostino
  9. $350 Value
  10. 2 Tickets to See Paul McCartney at The Times Union Center on Saturday July 5 and Gift Certificate for Limousine Service – Donated by Keeler Motor Car & Today’s Limousine Service $775 Value
  11. Golf for 4 at Saratoga National and a Gift Certificate to The Harren Brook Inn – Donated by Saratoga National Golf Course and The Harren Brook Inn $550 Value
  12. Car Care Basket – Vehicle Care Set, Mini Flashlight, Lube Oil & Filter Gift Certificate, 24 Karat Detailer Gift Certificate, Chevrolet Polo Shirt, Chevrolet Racing T-Shirt, and 2 Chevrolet Hats – Donated by DePaula Chevrolet $300 Value
  13. Massage a Month For One Year – Donated by Welcome Relief $750 Value
  14. Stand Up to Breast Cancer Basket – Alex & Ani Bracelet, How Connie Got her Rack Back book, Pink Ribbon Bracelet & Earrings, Skincare Facial Treatment Gift Certificate For Half Off Mink Lashes, Spa Gift Certificate – Donated by Hannoush Jewelers, Connie Bramer, Impressions, Patrician’s, Lashes over Saratoga and Art of Aesthetics – $350 Value
  15. 2 VIP Tickets with VIP Parking Passes to Journey & The Steve Miller Band at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Thursday June 12 – Donated by Live Nation – $250 Value
  16. 2 Tickets to NY Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday August 9 with Parking Pass at MetLife Stadium – Donated by Orange Motors – $270 Value


ACS Hope Club Silent Auction


  1. Helicopter Ride for 3, Gift Certificate at Lillian’s Restaurant, Wines and Glasses – Donated by Independent Helicopters, Lillian’s Restaurant and Malta Wine & Liquor – $450 Value
  2. 2 Tickets to NY Jets vs. Denver Bronco’s Game on Sunday October 12 at MetLife Stadium With Parking Pass. Includes All Day Access to The 50/50 Club; All You Can Eat & Drink (Non-Alcoholic) – Donated by Richard & Joan Ryan $1050 Value
  3. Anna Beck Sterling Silver Pendant with Green Chalcedony and a Gold Finish, 2 Jewelry Cleaners, Madison Handbag, Nail Salon Gift Certificate and Gift Certificate to Curves- Donated by Connelly’s Diamond Gallery, Will Nails, Madison Handbags and Curves Women’s Gym – $360 Value
  4. Custom Vehicle Detailing and Lia Auto Group Gift Card Toward Sales or Service – Donated by Lia Auto Group and Kendell Detailing $350 Value
  5. Professional Teeth Whitening and Consultation – Dr. John Guarracino $400 Value
  6. Golf for 4 at the Fairways of Halfmoon and Gift Certificate to Lakeridge Restaurant – Donated by Fairways of Halfmoon and Lakeridge Restaurant – $210 Value
  7. 2 Tickets to NY Giants vs. New England Patriots Game at Metlife Stadium on Thursday August 28 Along With Parking Pass – Donated by Steve Ramsey – $270 Value
  8. 2 Tickets to Cher & Pat Benatar at The Times Union Center Thursday September 11 – Donated by First Niagara Bank – $200 Value
  9. Spa Gift Certificate, Exquisite Silver and Diamond Necklace and 1 Reiki Session – Donated by Hair & Body Essentials, Hoff Jewelers and Gina Clemente $305 Value
  10. 10 Zumba Classes in Ballston Spa/Clifton Park and One Month Unlimited Youth Training at Top Form – Donated by Carol Lawrence School of Dance & Top Form $230 Value
  11. Spartina Handbag, Cabi Jacket and Crystal Beaded Treasure Necklace & Bracelet – Donated by Frivolous, Vicki Niles of Cabi and Shari Silverman Voce $310 Value
  12. Celebrate Survivorship Basket – “Surrender” Print, Breast Cancer Survivor Charm Bracelet and Swarovski Crystal, Pearl and Bicone Bracelet with Silver Plated Snap Closure and Matching Earrings – Donated by Crystal Ridge Creations, Mary Fronk of Origami Owl and Genell Pike $365 Value
  13. Overnight Stay in Saratoga and Gift Certificate For An Evening Out – Donated by the Holiday Inn and The Brook Tavern $250 Value

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Get Your Rack Back Basket Raffle List

Thank you to all of the businesses that donated items/services to the Get Your Rack Back Event basket raffle this year! Without your donations, this event would not be possible! In addition to these items, we also have over $1000 in giveaways! Here is a listing of these fabulous items:

Raffle Baskets

  1. Welcome Relief Pamper Basket – 60 minute Swedish massage, Tea Tree Foot Cream, Bath Salts, Warming Lotion/Healing Gel, 2 Handmade Soaps with Essential Oils, Peppermint Foot Scrub and Massage Butter – Donated by Welcome Relief $118 Value
  2. Hasbro Toy Game Collection & Breakfast with Firemen – Donated by Double H Hole in the Woods Camp & the Saratoga Fire Department $125 Value
  3. Aventurine Beaded Bracelet and Earrings & Vera Bradley Handbag and Makeup Bag – Donated by Corina Jewelry & 25 Silver $175 Value
  4. Twosome of Golf, Wine Tasting For A Party of 4, at, Max London’s Gift Certificate – Donated by Airway Meadows Golf Course, Saratoga Winery & Max London’s Restaurant $150 Value
  5. Polished and Raw Agate Necklace and Earrings, Nerium Day Cream, A Pure Romance Gift Certificate and Lotions – Donated by Sweet Pea’s, Sheri Mazurek of Nerium, and Tammy Cronin of A Pure Romance $220 Value
  6. Family 4 pack with Hotdogs/Soda to a Valley Cats Game, and Kids Outdoor Fun Basket– Donated by The Valley Cats & Kim Jordan $110 Value
  7. Starbucks Coffees with 2 mugs. Beautiful Pillow, and Gift Certificate to Crafter’s Gallery – Donated by Starbucks, Pippits and Crafter’s Gallery $195 Value
  8. Pottery Class, Scarf, Bracelet & Earrings – Donated by The Broken Mold & Bumble Beads Boutique $75 Value

9. OPI Spa Pedicure Basket – Pedicure Bag, Nail Polish, Flip Flops and Foot Lotion – Donated by Kim’s Cuts $75 Value


10. Margarita & Tequila Basket – Donated by Trotta’s Wine & Liquor $200 Value

11. Spa Gift Certificate, It’s A Wrap Cream and Private Yoga Session – Donated by Planet Beach Contempo Spa, Deonna Bernard and Bonnie Farrelly $260 Value

12. Gift Certificate from JM Jewelers, Candles and a Spa Gift Certificate to Pure Elements– Donated by JM Jewelers, Brenda Salway of PartyLite, and Pure Elements Salon $220 Value

13. Car Care Kit – Donated by Mangino Chevrolet & Mangino Buick $150 Value

14. Young Living Cleansing Oils to Support Good Health – Thieves Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Spray, Cleansing Soap, Hand Purifier and Household Cleaner – Donated by Maria Billis of Young Living $165 Value

15. Beautiful Diamond & Silver Necklace, Purse, Wine & Glasses Along with Wine Tags – Donated by Drue Sanders Jewelers and Robin Young of Shush Shoes – $225 Value

16. Shear Gold Gift Basket – Beaded Necklace, Crystal Earrings, Silver and CZ Bracelet, Gift Certificates for a Manicure and Cut & Color – Donated by Shear Gold Hair Design & Spa $175 Value

17. Cork Tray, Wine from New Hampshire’s Jewell Towne Vineyards, Cheeseboard, Cheese Slicer, Bruschetta and a Non-Spill Portable Wine Glass – Donated by Corky Creations $100 Value

18. Dessert Liqueur Basket– Coffee Liqueur, Dessert Dishes and Ice Cream Scooper – Donated by Cynthia Perazzo $65 Value

19. Brunch for 4 –Donated by Woolfert’s Roost Country Club $125 Value

20. Fruits of NY Series (4) Original Prints With Frames – Donated by Marckle Myers, $200 Value

21. “Let’s Begin” Music Lessons Gift Certificate & African Jembre Drum – Donated by The Music Studio $184 Value

22. A Day In The Garden After A Breakfast Out- Gardening Tools, Plaque, $25 Gift Certificate to Sweet Mimi’s, Granola, Coffee, Cookies – Donated by Herzog Law Firm and Sweet Mimi’s Café $75 Value

23. Boston Strong Basket – Tickets to the Red Sox/Twins Game on June 16 at Fenway Park,, Bobby Orr Poster, Boston Born Barb Borgal Print, Boston Strong T-Shirts and Hat – Donated by Lance Meeson, Barb Borgal, the Carmer Family and Petrecki & Son $400 Value

24. Mystery Basket $250 Value

25. Beauty Basket – Soaps, Nail Polishes and Lotions – Donated by Eileen & Tom Nash $100 Value

26. Lemongrass Spa Basket – Loving Care Set with Soap and Body Polish – Donated by MaryBeth Uebrick $65 Value

27. Tickets to Red Bulls vs. San Jose Game Saturday July 19 – Donated by Ken Sochor $126 Value

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Get Your Rack Back Event in the News!

Thank you to Subrina Dhammi for having me on the Channel 13 Noon News program!

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The Third Annual Get Your Rack Back Event – 1 Week Away!!

Just one week until the Get Your Rack Back Event! I cannot thank our local business community enough for donating over $16,000 in items/services for our raffles and silent auction! Please come out for an evening under the stars to support a great cause! By purchasing a ticket or making a donation, you are supporting cancer patients and their families in the Capital Region. “For the Community – By the Community” Helping Families Affected by Cancer.

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Get Your Rack Back Event – Thank You to Local Businesses!

The 3rd Annual Get Your Rack Back Event is two short weeks away! I’d like to thank our local business community for supporting this event with their generous donations of items, services and monetary sponsorship!

Many thanks tGYTBo our Corporate Sponsors ~ Key Bank, Princeton Dealer Services, Benchmark Performance Management, Tony Mangino Mitsubishi, Empire Dealer Services, Lasting Impressions and Stone Bridge Iron & Steel! You are making so much possible by sponsoring this charity event! THANK YOU!

I am extremely grateful to our local business community who have donated so many fantastic items to our raffle and silent auction. Here is just a glimpse of the items available at the Get Your Rack Back Event:

  • Gallery 5 One – Yankee Legend Print!
  • Sporting Event Tickets – NY Giants, NY Jets, NY Yankees, Red Sox &  MUCH MORE!!
  • Hoff Jewelers – Exquisite Diamond and Silver Pendant!
  • Jiminy Peak – Lift Tickets With An Overnight Stay!
  • Independent Helicopters – A Helicopter Ride for 3!!
  • Lia Automotive Group – $200 Gift Card Toward Sales or Service!
  • Vent Fitness – A 3 Month VIP Membership!
  • Welcome Relief – One Massage Per Month For One Year!
  • Concert Tickets – Paul McCartney, Cher and Journey!

Pamper yourself baskets, gift cards to great local eateries, jewelry, golf course and country club gift certificates…so many wonderful items, all to support two charities that do so much for our community ~ The American Cancer Society’s HopeClub and

Please join us for an evening under the stars for a wonderful cause!

See you there!




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