Link to Get Your Rack Back Event Tickets

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Entertainment at the 4th Annual Get Your Rack Back Event!

Take a peek at the fantastically funny Jill-Michele Melean who will be performing at the Get Your Rack Back Event this year!  Check her out on and come meet her in person! Enjoy a night of laughter, great food and friends all while raising funds to help families in the Capital Region who have been affected by cancer.

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The 4th Annual Get Your Rack Back Event!

The 4th Annual Get Your Rack Back Event ticket site is up! Join us on June 6 to support local families affected by cancer. By purchasing an event ticket, you will be providing a restaurant cooked meal to a local cancer patient and his/her family. One less thing for them to think about and a way for us to all come together as a community to help folks in our own backyard! For Tickets

Entertainment by Big Town Productions and LAUGH OUT LOUD HUMOR by Comedienne Jill-Michele Melean! GYRB_final_for_web Jill-Michele

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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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