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Former Met Manager Bobby Valentine to Guest Bartend at Toscana Ristorante
Berwyn, PA – On Thursday, February 3, 2011, former baseball manager and current ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine will be guest bartending from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Toscana Ristorante, located on 43 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, CT. All tips earned during the three-hour event, as well as 10 percent of the total bar bill, will be donated to The NephCure Foundation and The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Valentine is friends with former New York Mets General Manager and current MLB radio and MLB.com analyst Jim Duquette. A board member for The NephCure Foundation, Duquette’s eight-year-old daughter, Lindsey, suffers from the kidney disease FSGS.
Valentine is widely known for managing the New York Mets to the 2000 World Series against the rival New York Yankees, as well as winning a Japanese championship with the Chibe Lotte Marines in 2005. He is currently one of the most prominent on-air commentators for ESPN’s coverage of Major League Baseball.
For more information call Toscana at 203-894-8995.
Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS are conditions that affect the tiny filtering mechanisms in the kidney. The result is that beneficial protein is spilled from the kidney into the urine and lost. Over time this condition can result in renal failure and the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant. The cause for Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS is not known and there is no cure.
The NephCure Foundation is the only organization solely committed to seeking a cause and cure for Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Comprised of patients, their families and friends, researchers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, Nephcure aims to help science unlock the biological mechanisms that cause these serious conditions and ultimately find a way to cure and prevent them.
Because of privacy laws, The NephCure Foundation has a unique challenge in finding families affected by Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS. Therefore, in addition to fundraising for research, The Nephcure Foundation devotes much of its efforts to identifying patient families. Further information for families or potential supporters can be obtained at www.nephcure.org or by contacting Miriam Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.