More than 200 community members and 43 volunteers comprised of DeCosta's friends, family and fellow RE/MAX 1st Choice associates attended the themed fundraiser. The Rockin’ Through the Ages event featured a raffle, dancing, food and beverages, a bake sale run by his 8-year-old daughter and her friends, and four rock-and-roll bands.
“We far exceeded our fundraising goals and expectations at this second annual event,” said DeCosta. “This year’s event was such a success thanks to our volunteers, live bands and hours of planning, that we have already started planning next year’s event, which will be held at a large venue and provide the ability to raise even more money for ready Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”
“We are proud of Mark and the impact this fundraiser has made for local children and their families,” said Dan Breault, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England. “At RE/MAX, we are strong proponents of giving back to the community and are beyond thrilled to be supporting such a wonderful organization like Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”
The $8,000 that was raised will benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick children each year.
Photo Caption (L-R): Robert B. Klein, M.D., Pediatrician-In-Chief, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Carleen Villari; Liara Villari; Rachel Adams; Mark and Rachel DeCosta, event organizers; Mark DeCosta’s daughter Manny Souza; Lisa DeCosta; Kianna Hodde; Roger Hodde; Dan McCuster and Dianna Cordova.