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Fundraiser For Joe-Joe

Annie Boller announces a fundraiser is being held for a little boy named Joe Joe who was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this summer.

Although Joe Joe and his family are remaining strong and in good spirits, the treatments are very expensive and they could use some help.

Legacy Studios NY, a photo studio, will be hosting $99 portrait photo sessions as well as raffling off many items that were generously donated by local merchants and friends from the community.

The event will include face-painting, snacks and family fun.

The fundraiser takes place on Saturday, August 11 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Gym at 2872 St. Theresa Avenue.

All proceeds will go towards helping this little boy’s family with expenses related to his care.

For further information or to make an appointment for photography, call Mike Driscoll at (347) 880-1463. Walk-ins also welcome.

The Throggs Neck Merchants Association is also taking a collection at their upcoming annual golf event for the young boy, according to merchant president Bob Jaen.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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