If you’ve followed anything in the Mets community in the last month or so you know Shannon Forde, the Mets director of media relations was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Shannon’s been a good friend and contact to us Mets bloggers, and we all wish her the best.
There is a charity dinner coming up, on November 1st, to help Shannon and her family deal with this horrible news and the expenses that go along with it. Ron Darling will be the emcee, and there will be all sorts of auctions and autograph opportunities. There is a related Meet and Greet session that includes Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy, Willie Randolph, and Super Joe McEwing have been added to the special meet and greet line up that also includes Gooden, Strawberry, Franco, Ojeda, Alfonzo, Leiter, Ed Charles and Ed Kranepool. Open Bar. Trickey Tray. Dancing, etc.
Addionally there are auction items for awesome events like batting practice with David Wright, a pitching session with R.A. Dickey, behind the scenes tours of popular NY-filmed sports shows, and many other cool things.
If you can’t make it, you could always donate directly.
To make a monetary donation, please mail check payable to “Hope Shines for Shannon” which can be mailed to
C/O DTRF P.O. Box 3145, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
or click on the Paypal link at the bottom of the fundraiser page.