Brave For Bryant

Farmingdale Alumni Band Together To Help Classmate’s Son

Brave For Bryant Fundraiser Will Support 3-Year-Old Battling Leukemia

10295950_10154048799710133_7287567399250075426_oFarmingdale, NY, August 3, 2014:  This week, a furious effort to organize a fundraiser for 3-year-old Bryant Hennessy is underway. Former Farmingdale resident, and Farmingdale High School Class of’97 alumni Jeffrey Hennessy, discovered on Monday, April 21, 2014 that his son had developed Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Immediately following the diagnosis, the outpouring of love and support from his current and former communities led to the “Brave For Bryant” movement, which has shown the Hennessy family that their family and friends, both new and old, would stand behind them through thick and thin. As a result of the Brave For Bryant movement, former classmates Erick Mauro and his wife Jennifer, owners of Creative Games Inc., a Hicksville based Event Company, have donated a carnival and are organizing a Brave For Bryant Day on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 12pm-4pm at Allen Park (45 Motor Avenue, Farmingdale, NY).

Jeffrey, his wife Carolyn and their two sons, Chase and Bryant currently reside in the Richmond, Virginia area.  Jeffrey Hennessy said, “Due to the care involved in Bryant’s illness, two incomes have been reduced to one and the financial strain of the disease has become more apparent every day. The Hennessy family is grateful for the outpouring of support, which has allowed them to focus on battling Bryant’s cancer and not the financial burden.  All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly go towards Bryant’s treatment. The event will be free for families to attend, but donations are appreciated and encouraged. Donations, a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffles and sponsorships will be the primary method of fundraising. The event will feature:

• Water slide, carnival games, inflatables, tubs of fun, kiddie swing, half moon, black ops obstacle course

• Door prizes, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles




Launchpad Five One Six and it's sister companies, Media Convergence and NY Technology Professionals, have donated marketing and PR services for this event as well as a monetary donation to help the cause.  We wish Bryant the best of luck during his treatment and continuously keep him in our thoughts. 
About Creative Games, Inc.: Creative Games is a full-service event company based in Hicksville, NY.  Founded by Erick Mauro, Creative Games handles corporate events, weddings, family parties and more.  Creative Games is headquartered at 200A Frank Road, Hicksville, NY 11801 and can be reached at 516-626-1900.
About Launchpad Five One Six Business Consulting Group: Launchpad Five One Six is a management consulting firm that focuses on helping companies evaluate and correct problems, as well as prepare for and execute their growth strategies.  They focus on specific areas of business such as operations, sales, marketing, IT, and accounting, as well as having the ability to encompass the entire spectrum of management consulting into a single project.  Founded by George Andriopoulos, Launchpad Five One Six has the ability, resources, and the innovative thinking to collaborate with companies of any size and produce change from within.  Launchpad is located at 280 Main Street, Suite 31, Farmingdale, NY 11735 and 103 School Street, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 and can be reached at 516-694-5000.
About NY Technology Professionals:  NY Technology Professionals, Inc. is a Long Island based business that offers on-site and remote support for the IT needs of residential customers and small to medium sized businesses.  Founded by Charles Apeler, a veteran of the IT industry, NY Tech Pro provides IT solutions for modern day challenges.  NY Tech Pro is located at 280 Main Street, Suite 35, Farmingdale, NY 11735 and 103 School Street, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 and can be reached at 516-827-5916.
About Media Convergence: Media Convergence was the brainchild of a business consulting firm and an IT firm coming together to produce a transcendent media/marketing company where design and creativity are only the beginning.  They pride themselves on knowledge of their client’s industry, vision, brand and goals.  Founded by George Andriopoulos and Charles Apeler, the partnership provides the proper balance of creativity and business acumen to help companies reach their marketing goals.  Media Convergence is located at 280 Main Street, Suite 35, Farmingdale, NY 11735 and 103 School Street, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 and can be reached at 516-784-4101.