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On Saturday, February 28, a concert hosted by Vista Hill to benefit The Special Fund - Max Frank of the Chai Lifeline took place at the Metropolitan Lounge in Glen Cove.

The marquee poster for the fundraising event.
At only 9 months old, Max Frank was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer. Now at the age of 4, Max, a resident of Commack, is a remarkable child with amazing determination and he continues to fight this tenacious disease every day.

His mother, Sandi, a single parent and a Roslyn native, is a former social worker, yet is unable to work at this time due to the demands of caring for her two sons and with only minimal family support in the area. She continually needs to rely on friends and friends of friends. Sandi is a devoted and strong mother who receives a tremendous amount of respect from her community and friends.

Vista Hill Band graciously donated the proceeds of this event to Max Frank. There was an outpouring of support from local establishments in the form of raffle prize donations, which enabled the creation of over 25 amazing raffle baskets.

Some major local sponsors included Toku, nuBest, Maximus Salon, Spa 190, Gold Coast Concierge, Equinox Fitness, and Lester's. Grand prizes included accommodations for a two-night stay at the Appalachian at Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Vernon, NJ and eight VIP tickets to a New York Islanders-Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum.

There was also novelty shopping offered from Bling it on Baby, K. Diresta Designs, and Triple Crown Sports Memorabilia. Guests happily took home a copy of Long Island Pulse Magazine, a gift bag from Absolute Best Care and unlimited samples of O.N.E. Natural Experience & IZZE Sparking Juice.

The evening was spectacular and filled with amazing energy.

Over 150 people packed the Metropolitan Lounge to hear the riveting music from Vista Hill. The benefit concert raised an outstanding total of $5,000. This money will go towards providing Max with the necessary medical care that is required to treat and hopefully conquer neuroblastoma cancer.

All donations are tax deductible through The Special Fund - Max Frank of the Chai Lifeline. The Chai Lifeline is an international not-for-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to helping children suffering from serious illness as well as their family members. It is devoted to alleviating the burden of those facing medical challenges. They have a presence throughout the U.S., Canada, Israel and Great Britain.

For more information about the special fund or how you can help, contact Kristine Marrale at bellabites@aol.com. Tax deductible donations may be sent directly to PO Box 976, Commack, NY 11725.


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