Bedford Friends Celebrate Bedford Friends CelebrateMatty’s 13th Birthday Matty’s 13th Birthday

Team Matty: (l-r) Logan Weisz, Matty’s brother Chris Langone, and John McCulloch – Courtesy image (c) 2017 all rights reserved

By Linda White

Bedford friends of all ages came out on Sunday, July 23 to celebrate Matty Langone’s 13th birthday.  It was a beautiful summer day to share memories of Matty who succumbed to neuroblastoma cancer on September 22, 2009, and to also raise awareness for The Friends of Matty Foundation, Inc. The non-profit, 501(c)3 foundation supports area families who are dealing with pediatric cancers.

Set up near the bike path on the corner of South Road and Railroad Avenue, the lemonade stand, face painting, raffle baskets, tee shirt and slime sales drew bikers, friends of the Langone family, and the Bedford community at large.

Courtesy images in the following gallery are (c) 2017 all rights reserved – Double click each image to see it at full size

Bonnie McCulloch, event organizer commented, “It was a beautiful day celebrating a very special boy. The Lemonade Stand comes together each year with the help of many people from the Bedford community. People are wonderful about donating supplies and their time. The kids are the ones who truly run the stand on the day. Proceeds from today will specifically benefit new basketball hoops for the Lane School.I am so grateful that we live in a town with such a generous heart and where there is support for The Friends of Matty Foundation, Inc.”

Courtesy image (c) 2017 all rights reserved

Mark your calendar for future Foundation events including:

  • A sports themed silent auction at Café Espadrille on Saturday, September 16 and
  • The 2nd Annual Monster Dash 10K-5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

For additional information, please visit

Save the Date for Matty’s 2nd Annual Monster Dash
10K Run – 5K Run/Walk ~
at  Davis School ~ 9 am, Saturday, October 28

And read about previous Foundation events

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