Archive for April 2014

Thank You For Your Support!

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2014 Cure For Our Friends Golf Tournament and Dinner

Cure For Our Friends Raffle

Cure For Our Friends Raffle

Thank you everyone for participating in our 2014 Cure For Our Friends Event! Without your support, we would not be able to reach our goal of “Cure Found”.

Donations from the OLD country!

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A Very Lucky Donation!

We are very pleased and grateful that we can now claim that we have donations coming in from the OLD country. A donation has been received from some of our leprechaun friends in Eire, making a very nice contribution.

Irish Donation

Irish Donation

Irish Donation

Irish Donation

2014 Golf Tournament Dedication

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2014 Golf Tournament Dedication

The 2014 Cure For Our Friends Golf Tournament is being dedicated to our dear friend Margaret Mackie

Margaret Mackie

Margaret Mackie

Always a dedicated volunteer with our organization, we are saddened by the passing of Margaret Mackie. Margaret Mary Mackie (nee Rowan) of Hermitage passed away on March 27, 2014. Margaret was born October 19, 1940, in Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 22 years, Peter Mackie; parents, Denis and Rose Rowan; and sister-in-law Patsy Rowan. She is survived by her brothers, Pat Rowan, Donal (Bridie) Rowan, and Tom (Rose) Rowan; sisters, Rose (Chris) Palko and Alice (Ivan) Neal; son, Joel (Gail) Mackie; dear friend, Vera Smith, who was like a daughter; many nieces, nephews and Godchildren; and a wonderfully supportive caring circle of friends and neighbors.

Raised in the beautiful seaport of Killybegs, she always held tightly to her Irish heritage and retained her wonderful Irish brogue, even after becoming an American citizen. Margaret came to the US in July of 1961 and remained here for the rest of her years, but always relished the occasional trip “home.” She faced every challenge armed with her faith and determination to persevere.