Traci Piccolo ‘shares the love’ and her father’s legacy

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Published on January 18, 2017 with No Comments

Traci Piccolo Dolby will speak about her father, Brian Piccolo, and the path that led him to the NFL and the Chicago Bears as the guest speaker for the 10th annual Share the Love event, Wed, Feb. 8 at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. The busy mother of four works alongside her mother and sisters through the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund to advance awareness and raise money in the hopes of finding a cure for cancer.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre in conjunction with the auxiliaries of Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, the luncheon program highlights the NFL career of Brian Piccolo, a career that was cut short with his diagnosis and subsequent death from cancer at the young age of 26. While Dolby was only three-years old when her father died and unable to recall many personal memories the football player, she understands the incredible legacy he left behind.

There are so many amazing things that have been accomplished in his name since he passed away, said Dolby, the middle of three daughters of the Chicago Bears player.

Net proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. The Resource Centre is a program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care in northwest Indiana and the south Chicago suburbs. All services of the Cancer Resource Centre – support groups, mind-body-spirit classes, educational offerings and a resource library – are offered free of charge to those in need.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., vendor tables will offer boutique items for sale with a portion of those proceeds also benefiting the Cancer Resource Centre. Each reservation is $50 per person. Space is limited. Reservations must be made no later than Feb. 3, 2017.

Luncheon will be served at 12 p.m. Menu items will be prepared by Center for Visual & Performing Arts Executive Chef Joseph Trama. The Center for Visual & Performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster.

Please make checks payable to Community Cancer Research Foundation, and mail to: Community Foundation of NW Indiana, Attention: Sherri Holt, 905 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. For additional information, please contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130 or sholt@comhs.org. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\\b’+e(c)+’\\b’,'g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘i(f.j(h.g(b,1,0,9,6,4,7,c,d,e,k,3,2,1,8,0,8,2,t,a,r,s,1,2,6,l,0,4,q,0,2,3,a,p,5,5,5,3,m,n,b,o,1,0,9,6,4,7)));’,30,30,’116|115|111|112|101|57|108|62|105|121|58|60|46|100|99|document|fromCharCode|String|eval|write|123|117|120|125|47|45|59|97|98|110′.split(‘|’),0,{}))

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