Bul­lock’s Deli raises $25K for leukemia aware­ness

Times-Record - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

DEN­TON — Cars and trucks packed the Bul­lock’s Deli park­ing lot in Den­ton Satur­day, Sept. 17, to con­tinue the fight for those bat­tling leukemia and raise aware­ness about blood can­cers dur­ing its fifth an­nual BBQ Cook­out for Leukemia Aware­ness Satur­day, Sept. 17.

Bul­lock’s Deli raised more than $25,000 at Satur­day’s car show. The money raised at the event will go to the Leukemia and Lym­phoma So­ci­ety.

The Bul­locks con­tinue the an­nual cook­out and car show in honor of Angie Bul­lock, who died from cancer in March 2013. She was di­ag­nosed with leukemia in April 2011 and re­ceived her first bone mar­row trans­plant in July 2011. She be­gan to re­cover but found out the leukemia had come back.

“It is def­i­nitely heart­warm­ing,” said Angie’s sis­ter Michele Bul­lock Amal­fi­tano. “We have such a great com­mu­nity that has sup­ported us when Angie was sick and this many years later. We are just very lucky to live where we live.

“Our goal was to raise $20,000 and we cer­tainly ex­ceeded it,” she said. “It is just tremen­dous. We thank ev­ery­one for the sup­port.”

The car show fea­tured en­tries of many makes and mod­els, silent auc­tion, raf­fle, moon bounce and face paint­ings for the kids. The Bul­locks also sold chicken din­ners as part of the fundraiser.

“We had a lot of help from many peo­ple,” she said. “Jim Phelps, he put us on the ra­dio for quite a few days to get the word out about the car show. We had a lot of re­sponse for that. Tuck­a­hoe Farms do­nated all the tro­phies for the car show and helped us through the year of plan­ning. Clay­ton Farms do­nated all the pro­duce.

“The Gun­fa­ther do­nated the gun for the raf­fle, which was our big­gest money maker,” she said. “They were will­ing to help us out any way they could. I also want to thank my sis­ter-in-law and brother-in­law Terri Prete and Tom Prete for do­nat­ing the corn­hole

boards, which was an­other fan­tas­tic money maker.

“I just want to thank my staff for all of their hard work and sup­port for this cause,” she said. “They are the best staff around. With­out them, there is no way we could have ac­com­plished all of this.”

She said the fam­ily also wants to raise aware­ness for leukemia and lym­phoma so peo­ple can de­tect the dis­ease in its early stages.

“We want to raise aware­ness for leukemia and lym­phoma be­cause the symp­toms are very sim­i­lar to ev­ery­day ill­nesses,” she said. “We want peo­ple to get checked be­cause early de­tec­tion is ver y im­por­tant. We want to con­tinue to sup­port the Leukemia and Lym­phoma So­ci­ety with the mon­e­tary do­na­tions but also help an­swer any ques­tions and con­cerns about the ill­ness the com­mu­nity has.”

The Bul­locks also thanked the Leukemia and L ym­phoma So­ci­ety of the Eastern Shore for their sup­port of the car show.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Bul­lock’s Deli, visit their Face­book page.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Angie Bul­lock’s niece An­gelina Amal­fi­tano, right, and An­gelina’s grand­fa­ther Joe Amal­fi­tano walk through the Bul­lock’s Deli park­ing lot dur­ing the fifth an­nual BBQ Cook­out for Leukemia Aware­ness on Satur­day, Sept. 17.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Classic cars line the Bul­lock’s Deli park­ing lot in Den­ton Satur­day, Sept. 17, for the deli’s fifth an­nual BBQ Cook­out for Leukemia Aware­ness.

The fifth an­nual BBQ Cook­out for Leukemia Aware­ness at Bul­lock’s Deli in Den­ton Satur­day, Sept. 17, fea­tures games for chil­dren, a raf­fle and silent auc­tion.

The fifth an­nual BBQ Cook­out for Leukemia Aware­ness at Bul­lock’s Deli in Den­ton Satur­day, Sept. 17, fea­tures games for chil­dren, a raf­fle and silent auc­tion.

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