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Retailer Seigerman’s Furniture and Design Center and GMFA Raise $210,000 For DMCCF at Evening With Dr. J Event

Furniture World News Desk on 11/14/2023

Artie Eisenberg and Chris Clarizo (left) give DMCCF Heroes $5000 and a trip to Disney World. Harris Kirsch (right) presents award to Chris Clarizio.
Artie Eisenberg and Chris Clarizo (left) give DMCCF Heroes $5000 and a trip to Disney World. Harris Kirsch (right) presents award to Chris Clarizio.


Artie Eisenberg, the owner of Seigerman’s Furniture and Design Center, One Ten Home Furnishings and The Showplace in Farmingdale, NY, reported that an event he produced in association with the Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association (GMFA), raised more than $210,000 to benefit the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation (DMCCF).

DMCCF provides cash grants to families who need direct financial support as they cope with cancer-related expenses, especially those related to childhood cancer. Over the past 18 years, the DMCCF Foundation has raised more than 2.1 million dollars given to 445 families.

The event, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, had more than 400 attendees, including many important industry insiders, to hear Dr. J speak, and to honor furniture representative Chris Clarizio as the first winner of the GMFA “Heroes” Award for outstanding charitable accomplishments.

Pictured above, Julius Erving and Chris Clarizio

Harris Kirsch, GMFA President, presented Clarizo with the award to a standing ovation. Clarizo, who founded DMCCF, gave $5000 checks and a trip to Disney World to five “DMCCF Heroes” and their families.

For more information on the Association, the Foundation, or where to donate can contact www.gm-fa.com or visit http://www.thedmccf.org.

About GMFA: A not-for-profit organization formed to promote and protect the interests of home furnishings retailers, representatives, designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and industry suppliers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. GMFA sponsors networking, social, and educational events and provides member services such as health insurance and business discounts. Contact Tony Bellarosa, Executive Director of GMFA, at 201-400-8286 or ant5013@icloud.com for more information about GMFA.

About DMCCF: The Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation was founded by its namesake, Dean, during his battle with cancer in 2005. The 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, tirelessly operated by Dean's family and friends, helps others who face the challenges of cancer with financial, spiritual, and emotional support. Given the changing times and rising healthcare costs, there is an astounding number of cancer patients in need of financial assistance. To help families in need mitigate these costs, the DMCCF hosts multiple annual fundraising events, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to individuals and families.

About Seigerman’s Furniture and Design Center: Seigerman’s Furniture and Design Center and One Ten Home Furnishings are among the largest premier furniture providers on Long Island, NY with over 200 manufacturers to choose from in each of their stores, providing quality products and experiences since 1993. Each store has a specific niche to offer a different feel and personality with well-positioned furniture displays and interactive technology insets to allow customers to envision the pieces in their homes.