Olio in Stamford Hosts Fundraiser for Local Hero James Lacerenza

18 Oct


James Lacerenza is the kind of person who never thinks about himself or his own happiness.  Instead, he’s always working hard, giving his time, energy, and heart into organizations that mean so much to him.  We’ve talked about James and his passions in the past, namely his fight to help those with muscular dystrophy.  In truth, he has raised more money than any of us will probably ever raise in our lives.  We’re talking over $135,000, yet that number climbs every year and with every event.

But, here’s the thing about James.  Because he cares so much about others and raising money, he doesn’t think about himself or his own needs.  We can understand his reluctance to reach out to others and to ask for help when he knows there are so many in the world that need help, love, and support, but we think it’s time to do more for him.  That’s why Olio has teamed up with Backyard Humanitarian to create a special fundraiser this coming Thursday.  All you need to do is stop by Olio in Stamford on 10/24 (we recommend you call (203) 817-0303 for reservations first) and eat up.  Steve and Moira will donate 20% of all sales and the staff has generously agreed to donate all of their tips.

This fundraiser will help James to get the personal aide that he so greatly needs.  We’ve been very fortunate to know James over the past few years, so we’re happy to see people come together for him.  How much do we love this guy?  Well, a few months ago we went to a Zumba fundraiser for him and danced with him and others.  Yeah, Dan shook his groove thing and wiggled things that never should be wiggled on a man, but it was worth every moment. 

So, if you’re free, please come by Olio.  The food is excellent and you’ll be helping out a real hero, a true superstar of the community.


Dan and Kristien

Noms: 4
Cost: $$$
Address:  934 Hope Street
                  Stamford, CT 06905
Phone:  (203) 817-0303
Fax:  (203) 817-0305

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