Please support Hope Shines for Shannon

I hate this post.  I hate everything about it and I don’t want to write it.

Yesterday the collective greater Mets family got word that Shannon Forde of the Mets Media Relations department has stage IV breast cancer that has metastasized to her lymph nodes and bones.

Most of you won’t know her name or haven’t had the chance to spend time with her but she’s fantastic.

Do a quick twitter search of her name and look at the adjectives used.  Nothing but the highest of high.

But our friend has cancer.

Shannon has been nothing but great to me and is someone I always enjoy being around.  Shannon if you’re reading this I feel dropping an email doesn’t seem right so I’ll just give you a big hug when I see you next.

As for the rest of you…please support Hope Shines for Shannon.  You will find a donation link at that page.  There is also a Meet and Greet with several former Mets of note (Doc, Darryl, Alfonzo and others).




The Daniel P. Ryan Foundation and Chic Charity Club are supporting a fundraiser on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Woodland Park, New Jersey at The Westmount Country Club.  This fundraiser is honoring a dear friend, wonderful mother and wife, and amazing person, Shannon (Dalton) Forde.  The name of this benefit is “Hope Shines for Shannon.” Shannon is 41 years old and was diagnosed on August 2, 2012 with stage IV breast cancer that has metastasized to her lymph nodes and bones.  She has begun treatment, but still works full-time while juggling a family.  Shannon is a Jersey Girl, living in Bergen County with her husband, John and two children, Nicholas (4) and Kendall (2).


Date:           Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time:           7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location:   Westmount Country Club

Woodland Park, NJ
Donation:  $100

*Open Bar * Cocktail Hour * Dinner * Dancing * Casual Attire*
Tricky Tray sponsored by The Chic Charity Club
Silent Auction

Please reserve your ticket by Thursday, October 18th. *Adults Only* No tickets will be sold at the door.

The evening will be emceed by our special guest former NY MET “RON
DARLING” of SportsNet New York.

To purchase tickets to this event or to the Meet & Greet & Autograph Session with past Mets’ Greats, please click on the buttons below or contact Debbie or Cindy:

For more information on our Meet & Greet & Autograph Session please visit our Meet & Greet page.   

Debbie Durante [email protected] 201-906-9255 or Cindy Santos at[email protected] 


To make a monetary donation, please mail check payable to “Hope Shines for Shannon” which can be mailed to
C/O DTRF P.O. Box 3145, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742


One Reply to “Please support Hope Shines for Shannon”

  1. OMG….can’t believe this news….I never met her personally but through some connections she helped get Mr. Met to come to our seats and help me propose to my (now) wife.. Our thoughts are with Shannon and we will be making a donation in the morning.

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