The Sarah Grace Foundation Presents “An Evening of Magic”

In partnership with magician and mentalist David Schwartz

The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children With Cancer is thrilled to announce their latest fundraising event: An Evening of Magic with David Schwartz. The event will take place on Friday, July 12, at the Milleridge Inn’s Philodendron Room. Pre-purchased tickets are required and cost $125, with admission including entertainment, dinner, dessert, drinks, and a strolling magic pre-show.

David Schwartz is an award-winning magician who uses a combination of mind-reading, sleight-of-hand, and humor to entertain and delight his audiences. When not performing at private parties, corporate events, or for the New York Yankees, Schwartz is a featured performer off-Broadway at Monday Night Magic, which is New York’s longest-running magic show. “I am thrilled and honored to partner with The Sarah Grace Foundation to raise money so they can help children and families impacted by childhood cancer” said Schwartz.

The Sarah Grace Foundation has been supporting children with cancer and their families since 2003, in memory of Sarah Grace Weippert. Based in Hicksville and supporting the LI/NYC area, the Foundation has since expanded and started working with children’s hospitals located across Central Florida as well. “Every year, over 4,000 children die from cancer,” said Matt Weippert, executive director of the Foundation. “Roughly 46 children are diagnosed every day – and 1 in 5 of them will not survive. We are all too familiar with their struggle, and we continue to do all we can to improve their quality of life.”

Supported by a dedicated all-volunteer team since its inception over 20 years ago, the Foundation has continued to provide assistance wherever possible to these families. Coordinating with social workers at pediatric cancer centers such as those at Cohen, NYU Langone Cancer Center for Kids, Stony Brook, Montefiore, Presbyterian and more, the Foundation is able to identify children and families most in need and provide financial aid, comfort and support for these children who ask only “to be kids, not patients in a hospital,” said Weippert.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors and their support, our core programs such as The Escape Hatch, The Bead Program, Gabe’s Chemo Duck, and Sarah Grace’s Book Angels have been able to carry on,” Weippert continued. “Additionally, we continue providing financial aid for meals, transportation, household expenses, and funeral expenses when necessary. Until Sarah got sick, we never knew how many children were afflicted with cancer and how many local treatment facilities were necessary to care for them. We understand their pain and anxiety and have done all we can to ease that stress for more than 20 years.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Foundation website at They are currently on sale and already selling quickly, so order quickly! Requests for information may be sent to The Sarah Grace Foundation at 17 E. Old Country Road, Unit B, PMB 202, Hicksville, NY 11801 or by calling (516) 433-9745. Inquiries may also be addressed to Matt Weippert, executive director at [email protected]

—Submitted by The Sarah Grace Foundation

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