The Nicholas R. Chiera Dinner, Auction and Golf Classic is a non-profit organization which was established in memory of our father Nicholas R. Chiera, who passed away from cancer in 1989.
All of the proceeds from this event are given to the American Cancer Societyís R.O.C.K. camp and other R.O.C.K. related programs such as family weekend and the R.O.C.K. scholarship program.
As a result of being grandfathered in ten years ago, the American Cancer Society mandates that all of our fundraising go directly to help children with cancer attend a special camp just north of Orlando, Florida. Over the past ten years this event has netted over one million dollars to R.O.C.K. camp.
In addition to sending over two hundred kids with Cancer to camp each summer, our charity will now support other R.O.C.K. programs such as R.O.C.K. family weekends. These weekends allow families of children battling cancer an opportunity to go to Disney World for a weekend of workshops and fun at the Disney Parks. These workshops help parents and families discuss their childís illness out in the open with other cancer patientís families and heath care professionals.
Finally, it is also our pleasure to announce the establishment of the American Cancer Society/Nicholas R. Chiera Scholarship fund which will allow a child who has beaten cancer and who attended R.O.C.K. camp an opportunity to pursue their dreams and attend college. For more information on all of these fantastic American Cancer Society programs, please browse the web site.
Our father was an amazing man. He taught us many things in life, but most importantly, he always led by example in helping those less fortunate. Whether it was starting a recreation program for the handicapped or a state of the art Senior Citizen Center, he always worked feverishly to make sure everyone had an opportunity to exercise, or have companionship and enjoy recreational activities. We could not have found a more perfect fit in having his memory live on in the hearts of all of the children battling cancer who attend R.O.C.K. camp.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on whom this event is named after, our pop, Nicholas R. Chiera.