Villa Milano (168 Plandome Road) is giving a free slice pizza during a book signing event being held in conjunction with the Manhasset Chamber’s “Al Fresco” event on Sunday June 27. The book signing and reading will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 pm.
Jenny Hubbard has penned the book “Finding Sanctuary” chronicling each strong and sometimes painful step following the death of her 6-year-old daughter after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A reader will follow her journey of having her heart and her spirit put back together answering the question of how a Sandy Hook Mother can live on. Jenny will do a short read from “Finding Sanctuary,” will sign books, meet people and have a slice.
Jenny Hubbard no doubt will inspire all those who meet her.
“I am a Fine Arts Dealer who does Heart Surgery on the side” is a series of short stories written by volunteers for the Gift of Life program.
Gift of Life is a Rotary-based program that has provided life-saving heart procedures for over 39,000 children from 84 countries around the world.
The Manhasset Rotary started Gift of Life in 1975 when a 5-year-old girl, Grace Agwaru came to St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn for open-heart surgery
These short stories tell of parent’s struggles to save the lives of their children and the compelling compassion of individuals who respond to a desperate stranger in their time of need. Co-founder and Manhasset resident Robbie Donno will be signing the books as the author of the prologue.
Jenny Hubbard wants to be a voice for Gift of Life to prevent parents around the world from suffering from the loss of a child the way she did.
Manhasset Rotary and the community of Manhasset has once again stepped up to start what Hubbard and Donno hope to be a movement to plant “Kindness Garden” throughout the migratory path of the Monarch Butterflies and make the wish of a little girl for kindness to spread nationwide. “Tell everyone that I am kind.” 6-year-old Catherine Hubbard 2012.
Donny Bekteshi commented “We know that we are fortunate in many ways, especially to be here in this great town of Manhasset. We want to be a part of what people are doing.”
For more information go to www.cvhfoundation.org