A Touchdown for the Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital
12/9/2014 2:16 PM
In 2010, captains of the Dobbs Ferry Eagles Football Team, Eddie Fanning and Justin Kennedy, rallied their teammates to register for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This cause was very near and dear to the captains as a close family friend had recently passed away from breast cancer. The boys selected a local well-known recipient, the Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital Dobbs Ferry Pavilion.
Dr. Andrew Ashikari has been a long-time supporter of the Dobbs Ferry Touchdown Booster Club; his commitment has left a significant impression on The Dobbs Ferry Eagles Football Team. This relationship has continued with succeeding team captains (2012 team captains: Brian Gardner, Riley Nieman, Anthony Cialini, Grant Giglio;, 2013 team captains: Tim Soave, Chris Addorisio, Matt Bohl, Daniel Riefenhauser), including most recently the 2014 captains (Rohan Cherian-Ashe, Daniel Foresti, Daniel Ward). In 2012 the Dobbs Ferry Eagles Cheerleading Squad also joined in support, with a performance at the event. The walk has become part of the tradition for both the football and cheerleading teams, and this year they were joined by the Soccer Goal Club Foundation in donating proceeds to the Ashikari Breast Center*. Dr. Ashikari and his staff were presented with a rememberance plaque and donations from the captains of the football soccer and cheerleading teams.