Cancer benefit featuring Doc, Darryl, Fonzi, Harvey, and others

There will be a benefit in Woodland Park, N.J. on November 1 to raise money for Shannon Forde, the Senior Director of Media Relations of the Mets who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.

The benefit will include a dinner emceed by Ron Darling, and a meet-and-greet autograph session with Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy, Willie Randolph, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter, Edgardo Alfonzo, John Franco, Joe McEwing, Ed Kranepool and Bob Ojeda.

Guests will also be able to bid on…

  • Dinner with Darryl Strawberry at his restaurant.
  • A 30 minute pitching lesson with Dwight Gooden.
  • A visit to the SNY booth to meet announcers Keith Hernandez, Gary Cohen and Darling.
  • A private meeting with Terry Collins and the chance to sit in one of his press conferences at Citi Field.

Tickets for the dinner and autograph session can be purchased by going to

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Shannon is terrific at her job and the mother of two adorable children. In 2006, when people were still very much skeptical of “bloggers,” back when I couldn’t get a single person on the phone to learn about press passes and arranging interviews, Shannon extended a helping hand and told me where to go. I’ve known her for many years now, she’s become a good friend, I will always be grateful for her guidance, and I hope she gets the best treatment for a quick recovery.