Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Derby restaurant holds benefit, donates to cancer organizations

Pictured Monday at Marco Pizzeria and Restaurant in Derby are from left, Camp Rising Sun volunteers Scott Capozza of Oxford, Lindsay LaFemina of Danbury, and Dan Root of Fairfield. They are next to a banner announcing a 12th annual fund-raiser to benefit the camp for children with cancer to be held July 17 in Branford.  Patricia Villers/Register

DERBY - My husband and I attended a fun event Monday night at Marco Pizzeria and Restaurant that supported two great causes: Camp Rising Sun, an overnight camp for children with cancer, and CT Challenge, an organization in Southport that empowers cancer survivors.

Kudos to Marco owner Tom Andrews for donating half of the proceeds from the event to the two charities. And plaudits go to his eight employees who donated their time.

Andrews, a Valley native who lives in North Branford, told me he would like to host similar events to help other local organizations raise funds.

And I must add that the thin-crust pizza was delicious!

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