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Scarsdale Organizations Donate Thousands To Battle Pediatric Cancer

The Scarsdale PBA and PaulieStrong Foundation received $25,000 in donations.
The Scarsdale PBA and PaulieStrong Foundation received $25,000 in donations. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A pair of Scarsdale organizations doled out early holiday presents this week to charity in the form of $25,000 checks.

Zachys of Scarsdale and the Scarsdale Police Benevolent Association presented two checks to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Paulie Strong Foundation - which was started after a village family lost their 10-year-old son to a rare disease - on Wednesday.

Officials joined members of the charities on Wednesday afternoon to present the checks, which will be used to battle childhood cancer. The money was raised at the annual Scarsdale PBA Golf Classic.

The Jimenez’s created the PaulieStrong Foundation in 2015 after their son was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms on soft tissue. Despite a tough fight, Paulie would lose his life two and a half months later in January 2016.

Since its founding, the PaulieStrong Foundation has raised more than $400,000 to benefit pediatric sarcoma research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“Pediatric cancers are vastly underfunded,” Kelli Klasko said from Memorial Sloan Kettering. “Therefore, philanthropic support from the PaulieStrong Foundation is crucial in advancing breakthrough research and clinical trials for pediatric cancers.”

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