Charitable Events

Alzheimer’s Association:

GDGC attorneys, staff, family and friends are walking in the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Can we count on your support? Walk with us on September 17, 2016 at Belmont Lake State Park. Join our team or make a donation! Click here to visit our Team Page.

We are walking in memory of "Mama", great-grandmother to Cameron Catrambone. Click here to learn about Mama.


American Heart Association:

Over 30 GDGC attorneys, staff, family and friends are walking in the 2014 Long Island Heart Walk on September 21st. An estimated 83 million US adults suffer from cardiovascular diseases (CVD). More than 2,200 people die from this disease each day – one death every 39 seconds. To fight this epidemic, GDGC is walking in the Long Island Heart Walk and raising funds to support the American Heart Association. Join our team or make a donation! Click here for how you can help.

We are walking in memory of  Mario Mattessich. Click here to learn more about Mario Mattessich.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS):

On October 25th, GDGC employees, family and friends will walk in support of the LLS Long Island Light the Night Walk. Over one million people in the United States are living with or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. GDGC is walking to help fund blood cancer research and support those battling cancer.

We are walking in support of our friend and client, Sheila Blechner. Sheila was diagnosed in 2010 with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Sheila is currently in remission due to treatment from the new drug, Rituxan, which was developed from research funded by LLS. GDGC is raising money to support the miraculous breakthroughs that are happening daily through this research.

Click here for how you can help.


The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN):

On February 11, 2014, GDGC staff will be preparing and serving meals at The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN) soup kitchen in Hempstead along with volunteers from The Bristal. People on Long Island are still in need and are often forgotten after the holidays. Our commitment to the community never ends and we are asking for your support! Click here for how you can help.


Long Island 'Fight for Charity':

Over the past nine years, the Long Island Fight for Charity has been one of the most anticipated events on Long Island, as local businessmen and women volunteer to train and box to raise money and awareness for various local charities on Long Island. The event brings together dozens of participating businesses, sponsors, supporters and volunteers. The event has raised over $700,000 on behalf of local charities, impacting the lives of thousands of families in our local community. GDGC has sponsored three of its attorneys to box in the event and we are proud to have raised almost $10,000 in support of the Long Island Fight for Charity causes - The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest and National Foundation for Human Potential.  Click here for how you can help. Click here to learn more.


Midnight Run:

GDGC supports Midnight Run, a volunteer organization "dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless." Established in 1984 with over 900 relief missions per year, Midnight Run is a consortium of churches, synagogues, schools and civic groups that collect food, clothes, household goods, blankets and personal care items for distribution among the homeless. Volunteers, such as the GDGC staff in 2008, 2011 and 2013, are responsible for collecting and/or purchasing hundreds of these items, preparing 100-150 bag meals the day of the “run” and personally delivering the food and goods to the homeless during the hours of 10:30 pm to 2:00 am on a given scheduled evening. Click here for how you can help. Click here to learn more about Midnight Run.


MS Walk:

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.  It is a disease of the immune system that affects more than 7,000 people in the New York community alone.

WALK MS began in 1988 to raise funds for research, education and advocacy.  Since its inception, WALK MS participants have raised more than $10 Million.  The money raised allows the National MS Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.

GDGC is sponsoring a team: GDGC’s The Lovers and the Fighters.  The walk took place on April 28, 2013 beginning at 9:30 AM at South Street Seaport in New York City.  The 6 mile walk began in downtown Manhattan and passes over the beautiful and historic Brooklyn Bridge.

How You Can Help

Help GDGC raise money for research, education and advocacy!  Invest in finding a cure for MS.  

♦  Join our team!  

If you would like to join the GDGC team, please contact Melissa Negrin Wiener at 631.390.5000 or  

♦ Make a donation!

If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to Walk MS Manhattan and write “GDGC’s The Lovers and the Fighters” on the memo line.  Please mail to our office address at 225 Broadhollow Road, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747.



Senior Dreams Come True:

Many seniors on Long Island struggle to make ends meet. For some, a simple wish for help with a basic need would make a huge difference in their life. For others, fulfilling a life-long dream is the quest. If you know a senior who has helped others by deeds or in spirit who now has a wish or dream for themselves, they may be a candidate for Senior Dreams Come True. Click here to learn more.