2nd Annual "Nicholas's Festival"

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Nicholas Tersigni Memorial Foundation is Making a Difference!

"...Thank you for your generous fundraising efforts. Due to your personal commitment, we are able to continue providing an array of important programs for people and families living with PWS including: Research, Education and Awareness, and Family Support. Thank you for everything Lara! God Bless."  Ben
Karp, Communications Specialist - Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA)- 2012

"...I am glad that we could assist in the 2nd annual Nicholas's Festival. Your generous donation enables our children to experience therapeutic activities that help them to heal. We see the children gain a sense of responsibility, enhance their self esteem and improve their ability to cope with difficulties - all critical for their future well being.  -please come! So much is happening. You
will immediately see for yourself what a difference your gift is making. Once again, please accept our sincere thanks and have a wonderful spring." Samuel B. Ross, Jr. Ph.D, Founder - Green Chimneys - 2012

"...Your generous contribution supports the ongoing efforts of our professional staff and their unyielding commitment to service excellence in all facets of health care delivery." Marghan Mller, Manager, Annual Giving - Western Connecticut Health Network (formally Danbury Hospital), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - 2011

"...this donation has been split between the Neonatal Parent Fund and the Department of Pediatric Molecular Genetics. Thank you for all you are doing for the Hospital and to honor Nicholas."  Alicia Gordon, Major Gifts Officer- Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian - 2011

8th Annual "Nicholas's Festival"

October 20, 2018

We would like to invite you to participate in the 8th annual “Nicholas’s Festival” on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Consolidated School located at 12 Gillotti Road New Fairfield CT 06812. This beautiful day is our way of not only remembering Nicholas, but to also raise money to benefit countless children with special needs in support of living a healthy life.
Nicholas, a wonder-filled boy with a gentle heart, brought joy to everyone around him.  He spoke only a few words, yet, he truly had no need for words at all. He spoke his own language. His bright eyes spoke volumes. With his unconditional love, he would take you by the hand and show you better than any words could ever tell. Nicholas’ love overflowed and one would never guess he suffered from Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). His trademark greeting was a love-filled, “Hi-Ya!”

Nicholas was only three years old when his life was tragically cut short on June 10, 2009.

‘Friends of Nicholas’ keep his memory strong and share his joy at a wonderful celebration of his life.  We will create a legacy in Nicholas’ name. We will spread awareness and search for a cure for Prader-Willi Syndrome by supporting organizations and hospitals that assist in this ongoing effort.
This year, in addition to Prader-Willi Syndrome, your donations will also support Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York – Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  

The Nicholas Tersigni Memorial Foundation, Inc.is a 501(c) 3, Non-Profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 
To make “Nicholas’s Festival” successful again, we need your support! There are many ways to contribute:
- Make a Donation! Online at www.Nicholas-Foundation.org  or Send a Check payable to: Nicholas Tersigni Foundation
- Contribute merchandise (for silent auction or sale at event)
- Provide your service(s)
 - Volunteer your time ~ every extra hand counts
 - Share this event with family, friends, colleagues and community members
Thank you for helping us to remember our beautiful son, Nicholas. His life will continue to make a difference.
 Lara and Angel Tersigni


4th Annual "Nicholas's Festival"

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Donation Circles: Up to $499 – Friends of Nicholas Circle, $500 to $999 – Make a Difference Circle, $1,000 to $4,999 – Forget Me Not Circle, $5,000+ – Hi-Ya! Circle

1st Annual "Nicholas's Festival"

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3rd Annual "Nicholas's Festival"

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8th Annual "Nicholas's Festival"

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CONTACT LARA at friendsofnicholas@nicholas-foundation.org if you wish to bid on a floating week (based on availability) valid through Oct 2019 at Westgate Resort & Spa in Kissimmee, FL (less than 1 mile to Disneyworld). Enjoy time with Friends & Family in this beautiful 3 BR Deluxe Villa. Retail value=$3,100. Starting Bid=$1,450.

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