We are sad to announce the passing of one of our co-founders, Joseph C. Russo Jr.
Many remember Russo as a selfless, charitable man who put others’ needs before his own. He and Owen founded the RO Foundation in 2010, a popular, local not-for-profit intended to assist patients and their families with unexpected travel expenses incurred from visiting treatment centers for long-term illnesses.
Memorial contributions may be made to the RO Foundation in care of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. The RO Foundation… Continue reading
From the Observer, Dunkirk, NY:
RO Foundation event raises awareness of cancer patients
By KATIE ATKINS
OBSERVER Staff Writer
The RO Foundation brought communities together on Saturday in Fredonia for the third annual Patrick K. Coughlin Walk/Fun Run and Missing Links Community Connection.
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Why we do what we do! It puts a smile on our faces to hear this!
‘Unbelievable’ response for event
We felt the need to recognize and salute this wonderful organization, because we, as a couple, faced some very unexpected traveling and medical expenses as a result of surgical complications.
A silent auction and art demonstration will be held on November 10th, 2012 at the Eric Johnson Art Studio to benefit the RO Foundation. The studio has reached out to local artists to donate art work in all media including painting, photography, sculpture, pottery handmade jewelry and other handmade crafts.
One of the artists offering a demonstration at the event will be Kristin Vail of Painted Vail Face and Body Art. Kristin’s work is truly amazing and finely detailed! You won’t want to miss this!
“We wanted to make this year’s sale even better,” Bunge said. “We all wanted to do this in memory of long time family friend Patrick K. Coughlin and to the charity he really believed in, the RO Foundation.
With help from family, friends and the community the day care, located at 170 W. Main St. in Fredonia, was able to raise $1,525.