Dear Friends of the Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund,
We hope this message finds you well after a relaxing and enjoyable summer and in the throes of a productive and exciting September for you and your families.
We are so pleased and humbled to report that through the support and generosity of so many of you, the Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund has helped countless children and families in need of assistance, or in some cases, bestow a once in a lifetime opportunity that would not have otherwise been presented for a family faced with crisis. There have also been multiple projects that have been funded or enhanced through the generosity of the Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund. These projects have benefited the education, enrichment, and enjoyment of many children.
In the spirit of "Living his Legacy", we are comfortable in what has been accomplished in a relatively short amount of time through the Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund and its supporters.
Typically around this time of the year, we would be gearing up and moving forward in the planning and organizing of the PJMF annual benefit. We cannot describe in words the tremendous amount of work accomplished by every last one of the volunteers who so freely give of their time and resources. However this year, due to several changes in the numerous moving parts required to ensure the success of the event, we have decided to go in a different path. Our plan is to redirect our efforts and create two new great events. We hope that all of Pat’s friends can join us.
The first event will be an evening for adults: “A Celebration of Life”. Please join us in Celebrating Pat's Life the way in which he loved to celebrate, drinking good wine with good food in good company. On Friday, October 18th, you are invited to share in an evening to honor and celebrate Pat and his compelling life. We’ll enjoy open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music and good company at Latitude - one of Pat’s establishments - on 8th Ave between 47th and 48th St., from 7pm to 11pm. $35pp @ the door.
The second is a family friendly event at Great Wolf Lodge in Poconos, PA. As nothing made Pat happier than to see a child smile and hear their laughter, it only seems fitting to hold an event in which the kids could be the center of attention. Bring your families and bathing suits for an overnight goodtime at this indoor waterpark. The Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund has secured a special rate of $209 for the night of November 22, 2013 for a limited amount of family suite rooms. You must book by 10/22/13, so please act promptly on this to ensure your room and rate. Click here for further details.
With that said, the Joyce Family & the Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund committee hope to see you at one or both of our upcoming events. Please visit us on Facebook and give us your feedback – we’d love to hear what you think. And if you plan to attend either or both of these events, please let us know!
Looking forward to seeing everyone to remember Pat and what his life was about!
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The Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund was created by the family and friends of firefighter Patrick Joyce Jr. to serve as a foundation that is committed to preserving his legacy of philanthropy, kindness and generosity.
The primary mission of the fund is to provide financial support to those in need. Pat's goal was always to make a positive difference in the lives of the less fortunate. It is our hope that through these efforts the selfless and generous spirit that Pat possessed will continue to live on..
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It is what you do for others.
- Danny Thomas