About For Pete’s Sake

New York Chapter

For Pete’s Sake is based in Pennsylvania but we are thoughtfully expanding our mission to new areas! Our New York Chapter, under the guidance of FPS staff member, Amber Mercado, serves the Greater New York area and began with a fundraiser in 2013. In 2018, we assembled a formal Advisory Board that serves the New York area.

Our goal is to raise funds and awareness for the mission of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, giving local patients and their loved ones a break from cancer. To learn more or if you’re interested in starting a For Pete’s Sake Chapter in your own area, please contact Marci@takeabreakfromcancer.org.


Our chapter educates New York and North Jersey Oncology Teams about the FPS nomination process, and hosts fundraising events throughout the year. We have an annual Happy Hour in midtown Manhattan in March and are hosting a walk in Fall 2019. Check back for more details on these events!

We are currently recruiting committee members to plan For Pete’s Sake, Walk! in NY at MCU park – the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. If you want to join our committee, please email Amber@takeabreakfromcancer.org.

New York Chapter Members:

  • Cayla Cheng
  • Mike Gentile
  • Megan Fleming
  • Patty Lynch
  • Rob Piszko
  • Gabrielle Curione
  • Cameron Neely
  • Maura Greenwood

New York Chairpersons:

  • Peter Ma
  • Colleen Koh