Labor of Love 2017

We do it #ForBenny!

This is Benny. 7th Grader at Lincoln, lover of video games, St. Baldrick's ambassador, and all around remarkable kid. We cannot wait to honor Benny and his unstoppable determination this year as our 2017 Labor of Love recipient.

Watch Benny in action as he fights and inspires hope! Benny's video

Watch and share Benny's Story*!

*Video made by Mr. Taglia, Lincoln Middle School Teacher

We would like to invite you to become part of something very special in our community. The Park Ridge Newcomers Club’s  (PRNC) “Labor of Love” is an annual philanthropic event  organized by Club members in which the proceeds benefit a  selected recipient. This year our Labor of Love will be held  on Saturday, April 1st at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont.

Our recipient is 12-year old Benny Martinez, a student with a  big heart and a love of Nintendo at Lincoln Middle School in Park  Ridge, who is battling a cancerous brain tumor.  Per the Martinez family wishes, our Labor of Love is raising money for a study in Benny’s name on childhood brain tumors in partnership with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation; a portion of the money raised (15%) will go towards Benny’s medical expenses. St. Baldrick’s is very special to Benny and his family as you will read below…

Benny is a smart, funny 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed and immediately underwent surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor while on spring break with his family this past March. Just eleven days before, Benny was recognized as the top fundraiser in the 6th grade at his school’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to help kids with childhood cancer and had shaved his head in solidarity with those struggling with childhood cancer. Benny was generously helping other kids while never imagining he would soon be the one needing  assistance. 

Will you join us in our effort to support Benny? 

There are so many ways to participate.

As part of our Labor of Love, we will be hosting a silent auction/raffle and would greatly appreciate your donation of a product or service. We also have an event program booklet where you can purchase an ad. Sponsorships for the event are also available at various levels. You can also help by attending the event and spreading the word to others. 

Direct donations can be made at

You can also visit us on Facebook at Park Ridge Newcomers Club and see more about our Labor of Love.

For Benny,

Brigid Browne (, Sara Curtis (, and Harmony Harrington (

2017 Labor of Love Co-Chairs

2017 LOL Fundarising Cover Letter.pdf(Learn about how you can support Benny!)

2017 LOL Sponsor Levels.pdf(Check this out to become a Business Sponsor!)

Labor of Love Silent Auction Item Donation.pdf (Calling all Donations!)

Labor of Love Ad Book Form 2017.pdf(Want to buy an Ad to support Benny and your Business?)

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