Annual ‘Play For A Cure’ Honors Memory Of Eric Speicher Jr.
Little Eric’s third annual game night, “Play for a Cure” was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Holiday Inn East Mountain. LEF is a 501(c)3 organization, founded in memory of Eric Speicher Jr.. After a 2 1/2 year battle with an ependymoma, Eric died at age 14 on Dec. 23, 2013. LEF’s mission is to raise awareness to childhood cancer and pediatric brain tumors, fund research and financially assist children and their families battling this disease. Board members, first row, from left, are John Bonita, CPA, Michael Bonita Sr., Paula Jump, Cristina Praefke,Tyler Bonita, and Rosalie Cullagh. Second row: A J Speicher, Eric Speicher Sr., Jessica Speicher, Jennifer Bonita, Kim Naylor, Paula Minichello, Anne Cawley, Dr. Michael LaQuaglia, MSKCC, Dorothy Stella, and Don Stella. Also participating were Barbara Stephenson and Dave Stella. From left, are Jessica Speicher, Megan Lee and Eric Speicher Sr.