Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scarsdale Jewelry Store Mobilizing Staff and Customers Behind Battle To Defeat Juvenile Diabetes, Has Already Raised Significant Sum.

Richie D’Errico is a master diamond setter. He spends his days working with some of the world’s most demanding and valuable gems and pieces of jewelry and running one of Westchester’s leading jewelry stores.

But no challenge matches the one Richie’s son Nicholas is facing. Four years ago, the D’Errico family discovered that Nicholas had juvenile diabetes.

Now Richie has totally mobilized D’Errico Jewelry to fight the disease, enrolling his staff and customers in the battle. He’s also tapping into his own talents, and raffling off a custom-designed piece off. It’s a beautiful peace sign worth $300 that entrants will have a chance to get for just a small entry fee.

Virtually every one of the employees at D’Errico's is taking part in this year's Walk to Cure Diabetes event on October 17th at White Plains high school. The store is also going to have a fundraising Barbeque from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at its store on 509 Central Avenue in Scarsdale, NY.

Part of the event is going to involve a guacamole vs. chili cook off. D’Errico staffer Robert Hough will do the chili, while longtime customer Lana Gallo will provide the guacamole. A panel of local food experts will judge the food. Nicholas is also participating in the campaign.

“They say it takes a village to make a difference,” D’Errico says. “Well, we have two villages behind us, Scarsdale and Mount Kisco—and they really are making a difference,” he says.

For more information, call Sal or Rich D'Errico at (914) 722-1940. For more information on Juvenile Diabetes, contact the Westchester County Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 914-686-7700.

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