Presented by Legislator William R. Spencer of the Eighteenth District
On October 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Hauppauge, Long Island, Legislator William R. Spencer of the Eighteenth District presented to our family with a Proclamation naming Caterina’s birthday, November 15, 2017 as Caterina Grace Ziniti Day in Suffolk County to raise awareness for Nemaline Myopathy and the Caterina Grace Foundation in recognition of the help we provide for research as we strive for therapies and ultimately a cure. We are honored and proud to be recognized by the Suffolk County Legislature as well as the citizens of Suffolk County.
It is an interesting coincidence, that Caterina’s birthday, November 15th, is also National Philanthropy Day (NPD). Philanthropy is “the love of humankind” and is a day where thousands of people around the world come together and put words into action and recognize the change that word has brought to our communities. It is a celebration of giving, volunteering, and charitable engagement. I couldn’t think of a more beautiful day to recognize Caterina, and all the people that loved her and love us. Without the generous charitable contributions of family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, business sponsorships and our communities, the Caterina Grace Foundation would not exist today. We are so fortunate and so humbled to not only be able to honor our daughter, but also to be able to help other children battling this rare illness. Thank you for keeping her memory alive in all our hearts.