Look, for all the tsuris they’ve given us, the New York Mets are no tragedy.
What Shannon Forde is going through is tragic, and you can help her.
Shannon has Stage IV breast cancer, and the Mets are holding a benefit to help her pay expenses on November 1. Here’s some more information, including some fantastic items you can bid on. I’d urge you to help her any way you can: Shannon is one of the truly good people I’ve met in baseball, and deserves any help you can give her. Below is some information supplied by the Mets.
Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy, Willie Randolph, and Super Joe McEwing have been added to the special meet and greet line up that also includes Gooden, Strawberry, Franco, Ojeda, Alfonzo, Leiter, Ed Charles and Ed Kranepool. Tickets to the meet and greet cost $250. http://www.hopeshinesforshannon.com/Meet___Greet.html
The dinner will be emceed by Ron Darling and will feature more than 50 amazing sports related silent and live auction items. We have signed merchandise and/or experiences from the Mets, Yankees and many more MLB teams, the Jets, Giants, Knicks, Nets, Rangers and more. Plus, there’s an open bar and premium food, dancing and plenty of laughs. Tickets to the dinner cost $100. http://www.hopeshinesforshannon.com/Dinner.html
Lastly, there’s an online auction going on for some unique experiences ranging from a hitting lesson with David Wright to meeting Jon Stewart and watching a taping of The Daily Show. Here’s the full listing: http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/shannon