NEW YORK -- The Daniel P. Ryan Foundation and Chic Charity Club are supporting a fundraiser on Nov. 1 to benefit Shannon Forde, the Mets' senior director of media relations who was diagnosed earlier this month with Stage IV breast cancer.
The $100 fundraiser includes a dinner, open bar, cocktail hour and dancing at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J., emceed by broadcaster Ron Darling. The Mets will also host a $250 meet-and-greet and autograph session with former Mets Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, John Franco, Bobby Ojeda, Edgardo Alfonso, Al Leiter, Ed Charles and Ed Kranepool, as well as New York Giants two-time Super Bowl winner Sean Landeta.
Tickets for either portion of the fundraiser can be purchased separately or together as a package for $300. They are available at hopeshinesforshannon.com, or by contacting Debbie Durante at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Santos at email@example.com.
Fans unable to attend can also make monetary donations by mailing checks payable to "Hope Shines for Shannon" to PO Box 3145, Point Pleasant, N.J., 08742.