Anthony Pacella is trying to raise money to build a brand new palliative care room in his mother’s honour..
Anthony Pacella was only 15 years old when he lost his mother to lung cancer, a tragic event that changed his life and gave him a new calling.
While Anthony’s mother, Mary Melillo Pacella, was undergoing treatment at St. Mary’s, young Anthony decided to take action and launched a “StrikeOut Cancer” Bowl-O-Thon. What began as a fun-filled family day has now turned into a vocation. Over the past five years, Anthony’s fundraising efforts have raised almost $75,000 for St. Mary’s Community Cancer Care program. His enthusiasm and determination have championed Anthony into a highly regarded role model for the community, and especially to other children who have lost a parent to this terrible disease.
Today Anthony has a new goal….and you can help him.
“I want to fund the construction of a brand new, state-of-the art, palliative care room on the 5th floor that houses the in-patient cancer care facilities. And I want to name it after my mother, Mary Melillo Pacella. In order for my vision to come to fruition, we need to grow the fund to $100,000.
While I am so thankful to the many supporters who have helped get us this far, today I ask for your help to go the distance in recognizing and honouring my mother’s memory and pay tribute to her through this legacy”.
To help Anthony reach his goal, click here.