About For Pete’s Sake

New York Region

For Pete’s Sake is based in Pennsylvania but we are thoughtfully expanding our mission to new areas! Our New York Region, 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 bringing For Pete’s Sake to your 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 October 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
  • Patty Lynch
  • Rob Piszko
  • Cameron Neely
  • Maura Greenwood
  • Rory Post
  • Carol Perez

New York Chairpersons:

  • Peter Ma
  • Colleen Koh