Thursday, March 7, 2013
The event, now in its second year, raised more than $53,000 in 2012.
It'll once again be a great day for hockey when residents from around Pittsburgh convene in Brentwood Borough on Saturday, March 9, for the second annual "Drop the Puck on Cancer" fundraising event that will benefit a number of South Hills families. "Drop the Puck" raised more than $53,000 this past year for the Duttine family, of Whitehall Borough, and the efforts of the late Tom Cavataio, of Brentwood. Julie Andrulonis Duttine, who grew up in Brentwood, died from cancer in December 2011, the same month that Tom Cavataio, a hockey enthusiast largely responsible for developing street hockey in Brentwood, also died from the disease. This year, proceeds from the event will also be shared with the families of four more Brentwood natives who …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here's a look at this week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Proposed Committee to Assist Dormont in #1 Cochran Discussion Bedner's Farm: 'It Is Going to Be Developed' VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over $53K Raised for Duttine-Cavataio Fund My Favorite ... Place to Grab a Burger in Baldwin-Whitehall Oakmont Sixth-Grader Celebrates Third Birthday --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Daylong event brings out the best in Brentwood and the rest of the South Hills.
UPDATE (Monday, Feb. 27, at 4:51 p.m.): The total money raised by this event has now exceeded $53,000, and donations are still being accepted. Saturday at Brentwood Park may have been centered around hockey, but the day was never about hockey. For the families of the late Tom Cavataio, of Brentwood Borough, and Julie (Andrulonis) Duttine, of nearby Whitehall Borough, things like hockey stopped being important too long ago. Both Tom and Julie—Brentwood High School alumni—died from cancer in December, leaving a hole in the lives of their families and friends. But events like Saturday's "Drop the Puck on Cancer" aimed to fill at least part of that hole. Friends, relatives, neighbors, classmates and even total strangers descended on Brentwood …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Event will be a fundraiser for the Duttine family, of Whitehall, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.
UPDATE: Click here to see some of the Chinese auction prizes available. UPDATE: Tournament bracket added in the media gallery found toward the right side of this page. It'll be a great day for hockey when residents from around Pittsburgh convene in Brentwood Borough on Saturday, Feb. 25, for a "Drop the Puck on Cancer" fundraising event that will benefit the Duttine family, of Whitehall Borough, and the efforts of the late Tom Cavataio, of Brentwood. Over 200 players have donated $20 each to make up 20 teams that will play a single-elimination street hockey tournament on Feb. 25 at the Brentwood Park basketball courts off of Brownsville Road (behind the Brentwood Library). The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m.—about a half-hour after food, …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Cancer has hit the Duttines especially hard.
Jennifer Lawson-Gannon, a friend of the Duttine family, of Whitehall Borough, has organized a fundraiser to benefit her friends as they cope with the loss of Julie Duttine, the family's mother who died from cancer at the age of 36 on Dec. 7. Lawson-Gannon's fundraiser will help the Duttines pay for the costs that have added up from fighting cancer on two fronts. Son Jaden Duttine, 4, has been fighting cancer for two years. The fundraiser is a lunch totes sale from Thirty-One Gifts, and for each product sold, Lawson-Gannon will donate $5 to the Duttine family. Thermal totes are being sold for $15 each, and cinch sacks cost $20 each. Each tote can be personalized for an additional $7. Orders are being taken through Jan. 20 at jgannon0420@…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Still No Clues in Bridgeville Man's Disappearance Holiday Fundraiser for Duttine Family Set for Dec. 18 at Saint Elizabeth's Snatchko's Charges Stick No Injuries Reported in Cecil House Fire Debate Over Whether to Keep KO Schools Open Ends with 'Yes' PHOTOS: 'One Shot' Films in Oakmont --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Mother, Julie, died from cancer at 36 on Dec. 7. Four-year-old son, Jaden, continues to fight the disease.
Cancer never hits a family easily, but in the case of the Duttine family, of Whitehall Borough, the disease has been especially rough. Jaden Duttine, son of Joseph and Julie (Andrulonis) Duttine, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 2. Jaden has since turned 4 and is doing better, but he is still not out of the woods. And mother Julie, at the age of 36, who fought cancer alongside her son for two years and for much longer overall, died from the disease on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Joseph, Jaden and Jaden's older brother, Joey, continue to live on, but battling cancer on two fronts has been very costly for the family. The Baldwin-Whitehall community and neighbors from surrounding areas gathered two years ago for a fundraiser for the Duttines, …