Urban Edge Properties, Owner and Operator of Sunrise Mall announced they will host the Third Annual AFSP Blue Angel Car Show on Sunday, June 12.
The one-day event, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Mall’s south parking lot adjacent to Macy’s, will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Long Island Chapter: Team Brittany Marie. Rain date is Sunday, June 19 at same time.
Event organizer Carrie Aronson created the show in honor of her daughter, Brittany, who she lost to suicide at the age of 14. From the time Brittany was 8 years old, she would look out their home window in awe of the neighbor’s blue Thunderbird and longed to own the car one day. To celebrate Carrie’s 50th birthday, her husband, Phil, gifted Carrie with the blue Thunderbird that she proudly drives today and named “the Blue Angel” knowing her daughter is sitting right by her side.
“It is an honor to host The Blue Angel Car Show and provide the needed space for an event with such a meaningful cause,” said Patricia Zafferese, Vice President Specialty Leasing, Urban Edge Properties. We realize the connection Long Island and the local community has to Sunrise Mall and are glad that it can serve as a backdrop for this very special event.”
“This event is not only a labor of love but obviously something that is very dear and close to my heart,” said Aronson. Hosting events like this is paramount in furthering the education and awareness for suicide prevention. We can’t thank Urban Edge Properties and Sunrise Mall enough for providing the space that is so essential for an event of this magnitude.”
The event, which attracted 450 cars and just over 2,000 visitors last year, is expected to surpass those numbers this year. As part of the activities, there will be a variety of vendors, food trucks, live music and raffles.
The link to register a car and make a donation is: https://blueangel2022.attendease.com. Spectators attend for free.
For more information and those wishing to donate to Team Brittany please go to https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=2567900.