Thank you, Martin Avenue School

Posted on May 1, 2010

Bellmore Life The Martin Avenue school MACC “Martin Avenue Cares Council Program,” along with Sue Kahn Wolk, collected toys for children with brain injuries and brain tumors. Support service packages are sent to children and adults from The Guardian Brain Foundation to their homes and hospital throughout the year. Butterfly Kisses and Get Well Wishes […]


Second “Roar to the Shore” is a Soaring Success

Posted on November 11, 2009

by Mary Pallotta, Bellmore Life, November 11, 2009 The recent Second Annual Roar to the Shore, presented by Tina, owner of Bellmore’s Salon T. in loving memory of P. Andreotis, was once again a success, raising over $11,000 to benefit the Guardian Brain Foundation. Off to a late start due to the weather, the motorcycles […]


Kennedy’s death shines a spotlight on brain cancer

Posted on August 26, 2009

by Bill Bleyer, Long Island Newsday, August 26, 2009 The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy had a personal resonance for Mary Pallotta of Dix Hills.Her 43-year-old brother, Dennis, died a decade ago from the same form of brain cancer.  Seven years ago she created a foundation dedicated to him that funds research and provides support […]


A Wordsmith Rallies to Reclaim ‘That Guy’

Posted on September 28, 2008

by Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, September 28, 2008 LONGTIME readers of Newsday can recall some pretty remarkable Ed Lowe columns over the years. But perhaps the most dramatic Ed Lowe story is the one he is now living. Mr. Lowe suffered a near-fatal stroke in January. After months on life support and being unable […]


Guardian Brain Foundation Celebrates at Butterfly Ball

Posted on January 6, 2008

The Boulevard, Januray 2008 On Nov. 2, the Guardian Brain Foundation celebrated its fifth Annual Butterfly Ball at the Carltun. This year’s theme was a New York Celebration honoring Angela Susan Anton, CEO and publisher of Anton Community Newspapers and The Boulevard, Giovanni Annunziata, Alan Kimbarow, and Golden Guardians Ted and Judy Shapiro. Each was […]


Tribute for N. Bellmore classmate

Posted on October 28, 2007

by Michael R. Ebert, NOTEBOOK, October 28, 2007 Several hundred students at Martin Avenue Elementary School in North Bellmore recently released dozens of butterflies into the air in memory of 6-year-old Erin Getzler, a former classmate who died earlier this year from a cancerous brain tumor. “They grew the butterflies themselves,” said Mary Pallotta, […]


“You want to coffee?”

Posted on May 12, 2007

by Ellen Yan, Newsday, May 12, 2007 When Jayne Dalis fell sick, friends came together to create a safe harbor. They still turn to each other for support and laughter. In the corner of a Sea Cliff coffeehouse, peals of laughter and streams of all-at-once conversations emanated from a table of women at their weekly […]


Bringing a smile to a child in need

Posted on October 19, 2006

by Mary Pallotta and Jamie Kaufman, October 19, 2006 On a recent Thursday evening, state Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr. Assemblyman David McDonough and The Guardian Brain Foundation helped bring a smile to little Erin Gentzel and her family. They sat in a quiet room in Matteo’s restaurant in Bellmore where Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman David […]


Out of loss comes inspiration

Posted on March 9, 2006

Volunteer-run organization gives hope to brain tumor and injury patients by Jennifer La Lima, East Meadow Herald, March 9, 2006 For Mary Pallotta of Bellmore, the healing is in the work. Pallotta wakes up every morning with a mission – to educate, nurture and protect those who live with brain tumors or injuries, and their […]


Guardian Brain Foundation Butterfly Ball

Posted on December 7, 2005

Foundation Honors Agnes Trill Funk Courtesy Networking Magazine © 2006, 12/7/05 Photos by Christine Conniff Sheahan The Guardian Brain Foundation celebrated their 3rd annual Butterfly Ball at the Carltun. Father Tom Hartman, The GOD Squad and Father Thomas Hartman Parkinson’s Foundation welcomed everyone and gave a heartfelt benediction. Spencer Shea named a new program “Celebration […]