Bullock’s Deli hosts LLS car show
DENTON — Bullock’s Deli in Denton enjoyed a successful seventh annual BBQ Cookout for Leukemia Awareness Cruise in and Car Show Saturday, Sept. 15.
About 700 chicken dinners were sold during the car show, which featured about 50 vehicles. The event also included a silent auction, raffle, moon bounce and face paintings for the kids.
Raffles included a drawing for an AR-15 rifle with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society logo on it, which was donated by The Gunfather in Denton. Trophies for the car show were donated by Tuckahoe Farms. The corn in the chicken dinners were donated by Clayton Farms.
Money raised at the event will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Eastern Shore. In the past, individual car shows have raised about $25,000 for 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.
“I’m so appreciative for the community, and for how they continue Angie’s legacy,” said Angie’s sister Michele Bullock Amalfitano. “It warms the heart each year seeing the familiar faces out here and the new ones who want to come to help support the cause.”
Amalfitano said the family continues to raise awareness for leukemia and lymphoma so people can detect the disease in its early stages.
“The biggest part of this is to stress an early warning,” she said. “Pay attention the your symptoms because they are very similar to everyday illnesses. You need to catch it early because there are ways to treat the illness. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Eastern Shore does an outstanding job for our community, and they help so many people.”
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Eastern Shore surpassed a milestone in June by raising $507,261 for the sixth annual Man and Woman of the Year campaign.
Nine candidates, six women and three men, spent 10 weeks intensively fundraising for LLS blood cancer research efforts in hopes of being the 2018 Man or Woman of the Year. Each candidate was backed by a team of family and friends to help them host fundraising events.
Each year at the gala, LLS of the Eastern Shore presents the Angela M. Bullock Citizenship Award to the candidate who has shown immense compassion toward the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and directly focused on incorporating that into his or her campaign.
LLS gave out three awards this year with a focus in volunteerism, community involvement and mission. The winners were Becky Kish, Heather Coleman and Marcy Parlett.
Angie Bullock’s niece and nephew Angelina Amalfitano, left, and Joe Amalfitano stand by a Chevrolet Corvette at the Bullock’s Deli BBQ Cookout for Leukemia Awareness Cruise in and Car Show Saturday, Sept. 15.
The Bullock’s Deli BBQ Cookout for Leukemia Awareness Cruise in and Car Show featured a large raffle.
Chicken dinners getting cooked for the Bullock’s Deli seventh annual BBQ Cookout for Leukemia Awareness Cruise in and Car Show Saturday, Sept. 15.