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Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Chefs Dish It Out for NCMEC All photos by

Dish It Out event chairperson Linda Palazzole flanked by Outstanding Parents award winners Matt and Robin Dalton, left, and Mark Lawrence and Tonya-Pellegrini-Lawrence, right, at Dish It Out event.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dish It Out, an event staged Oct. 5 to benefit the New York chapter of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, raised $60,000 to support free educational programs for children, parents, teachers and law enforcement in the Capital Region. Since 1984, NCMEC has worked to locate and recover missing children, prevent the sexual exploitation of children and keep children safer while in school, in public areas, and on the Internet. In 2011, the organization opened its fourth New York

state office - a satellite location in Saratoga Springs in a space on Ballston Avenue donated by the Saratoga Center for the Family. The local NCMEC office was spearheaded by Ed Suk, executive director of the organization’s New York chapter, and Sam Palazzole, chairman of the local advisory board. Palazzole was a college roommate of John Walsh’s, who co-founded the organization in 1984, three years after his 6-year-old son, Adam, was abducted and murdered. This year alone the Capital Region Office will deliver over

150 programs in regional schools reaching over 10,000 students. During the “dish it out” gourmet celebrity chef event at Saratoga National Golf Club last week, NCMEC’s Capital Region Office presented for the first time their Outstanding Parent Award. The award, shared by Matt and Robin Dalton, and TonyaPellegrini-Lawrence and Mark Lawrence, is provided to those making an inspired effort to ensure their kids are taught the tools to keep themselves safe.

NCMEC N.Y. branch Executive Director Ed Suk, and Board of Advisors Chairman Sam Palazzole at the organization’s Dish It Out fundraiser at Saratoga National Golf Club on Oct. 5, 2017.

DZ Restaurants Executive Chef Fabrizio Bazzani at Dish It Out event.

Sensations scallops by Chef Scot Ringwood of Lake Ridge Restaurant in Round Lake at Dish It Out event.