On April 7, 2002, ACCFCB held an event at Bowler's Club in Latham, New York to raise money for the Albany Medical Center Hospitals Pediatric ICU entertainment room for recovering children on the 7th floor.
We were able to restock and rebuild this room through the generosity of the community and local businesses. The project received it biggest boost through the extraordinary efforts of Mr. Frank Commisso, Democratic Majority Leader of the Albany County Legislature; Mr. John Egan, Former President of the Albany International Airport; and Mr. Morris "Marty" Silverman, Founder of Renaissance Corporation of Albany.
A check was presented by Frank in the amount of $25,000 towards this project. We raised over $35,000 which exceeded our goal by $15,000 and in turn we also completed some needed renovations to the adjoining toddler room.
Our sincere thank you goes to everyone who made a difference for these special children, including the staff at AMCH!
The entertainment room prior to the fundraiser...
Barb Pelligrini- AMCH staff; Congressman Mike McNulty; Albany County Sheriff James Campbell and Albany County Executive Mike Breslin who were all instrumental in making this project a success.
The ACCFCB Staff and some Albany Medical Center Staff in the room prior to the renovations.
This is how the room looks after the renovations.
The staff on the PICU have since told me that "The children love the entertainment room and it is greatly utilized".
John R Smith, President ACCFCB