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Yorktown's Chuck Newman To Be Honored At 'Cocktails For A Cure'

Yorktown's Chuck Newman is set to be honored by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the PKD Foundation celebration at 6 p.m.
Yorktown's Chuck Newman is set to be honored by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the PKD Foundation celebration at 6 p.m. Photo Credit: Courtesy PKD Foundation

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown's own Chuck Newman is set to be the guest of honor at the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation's "Cocktails For A Cure."

The third-annual event and fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Vintage Restaurant and Lounge in White Plains. This year's celebration is set to honor Newman and 30 years of research for the PKD Foundation, according to a press release.

"The evening benefit will honor Charles J. (Chuck) Newman for his ongoing efforts to raise money and awareness of PKD which touches his entire family," representatives said in the release. "Chuck has served as a co-captain for his walk team, Benny’s Brigade in honor of his father who passed away from PKD."

Benny's Brigade has raised more than $41,000 for PKD research, according to the release. Chuck Newman also has volunteered as "a resource to educate individuals and families at local and regional seminars on insurance issues for those affected by PKD," according to the release.

“PKD affects 1 in 500 Americans, and there is no cure for it yet, but there is hope that through spreading awareness and raising money for research there will soon be help for people with this genetically inherited disease,” said Newman in the release.  “Cocktails for a Cure is our way of helping to create awareness about PKD, to raise some money, and to have a lot of fun at the same time.”

To register for the event, residents are asked to visit the PKD Foundation's website .

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