Letter from Foundation President Mike Garassino

Dear Friends,

I am happy to let you know The Joe Garassino Foundation will conduct its 4th Annual Golf Outing on June 6th, 2016.

This event is the highlight of our year and serves as our fundraiser for the foundation.
My son, Joe Garassino, died two weeks after his 29th birthday from a rare and aggressive cancer. In June 2012, what started as a stomachache, resulted in Joe diagnosed with stage four cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer. Joe fought a courageous seven-month battle, and gives us strength each day. Joe stayed strong and positive throughout his sickness and hospice days. As a father, this is the worst thing that can happen and I hope others will not have to experience losing their child to cancer.

I decided to celebrate the life Joe lived by establishing The Joe Garassino Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to provide resources to those challenged with cancer. I feel that if I can make one cancer patient’s journey a little easier or put a smile on their face then I have accomplished the mission of the Foundation. Joe lived his life in Connecticut, so as part of his legacy the Foundation annually donates funds to local Connecticut families and organizations. This year we plan to help our local cancer victims.

Please consider donating to The Joe Garassino Foundation and being part of the life-enhancing legacy that lives on in the memory of Joe and the love of life he shared. We hope to see you at the Watertown Golf Club on June 6th.

Your tax-deductible donation can be sent to: The Joe Garassino Foundation, PO Box 81, Watertown, CT 06795.  The Foundation is not-for-profit tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information please visit us at www.joegarassino.org or email us at info@joegarassino.org



Mike Garassino – President