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Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. L-R, DEBRA MARKOWITZ and ABIGAIL HAWK are speaking on stage during Fundraiser for 'Couple of Guys' limited series held at historic Bellmore Movies. (© 2022 Ann Parry, annparry.com)

‘Couple of Guys’ show fundraiser

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
September 21, 2022

fundraising for ‘Couple of Guys’ series by Merrick filmmaker Debra Markowitz

VIDEO: ‘Couple of Guys’ fundraiser Q&A…. 
Near the end of the fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys,’ series creator DEBRA MARKOWITZ asked if I enjoyed the first two episodes screened this Monday night. Smiling, I simply said ‘Yes.’ 

There was no way I could begin to do justice right then to the funny and serious things that touched me about the story of divorced attorney RIchard Durant (SAL RENDINO) and heartthrob former rocker Jon Graham (LUKAS HASSEL) – two mature gay men finding each other and love.

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Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. CIARÁN SHEEHAN (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera) sings during fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys’ at Bellmore Movies.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. L-R, JOHN MAREAN, DEBRA MARKOWITZ, SAL RENDINO, ABILIGAIL HAWK, and CIARÁN SHEEHAN are on stage for Q&A during fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys’ at Bellmore Movies.

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. ABIGAIL HAWK (Blue Bloods) is speaking on stage during fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys’ limited series held at historic Bellmore Movies. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. L-R, CHARLES GREENE LEONUS, KATE FOX, and SAL RENDINO pose for photo during ‘A Couple of Guys’ fundraiser at Bellmore Movies. Marean played ‘OK Delivery Guy’ in Episode 1 screened at event. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. DEBRA MARKOWITZ, the creator of ‘Couple of Guys,’ has a fundraiser for the limited series at historic Bellmore Movies. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. LUKAS HASSEL credit shot is from an episode of ‘Couple of Guys’ screened at fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys’ held at Bellmore Movies.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. ASIA LEE wears striking gold and black sequin dress to fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys’ at Bellmore Movies.

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022. L-R, Friends pose for photo with ABIGAIL HAWK and TRISH APPELLO during fundraiser for ‘Couple of Guys’ at Bellmore Movies.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

‘Couple of Guys’

Couple of Guys fundraiser

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 19, 2022.  JOHN MAREAN – co-manager of Intention Films and Media, is ready to help out with Raffle Drawing during ‘A Couple of Guys’ fundraiser at Bellmore Movies. Marean played ‘OK Delivery Guy’ in Episode 1 screened at event. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

video: Ciarán Sheehan singing at ‘Couple of Guys’ fundraiser 


FEATURE PHOTO (top of post) other views: Bellmore, N.Y., U.S. September 19, 2022. L-R, DEBRA MARKOWITZ and ABIGAIL HAWK discuss ‘Couple of Guys’ during fundraiser for the TV series at Bellmore Movies.


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(© 2020 Ann Parry, FromLongIsland.com) Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12-years-old, and friends hold a pink shell with Fight like a Girl written on it. Lizzie's Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Annie's 24 year old sister Lizzie was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June . Over $3,000 has been raised so far through shell sales and GoFundMe.

Lizzie’s Army fights like a girl for breast cancer research

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 17, 2020

Lizzie’s Army

When 24-year-old LIZZIE FITZPATRICKwho happens to live a few blocks from me in Merrick – was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June, three tweens – her sister ANNIE, 12; their cousin MADDY; and Annie’s best friend ISABELLE – decided to turn their summer hobby of painting shells into a business to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Tweens, L-R, ISABELLE, MADDY, and ANNIE FITZPATRICK, hold three of many shells they and friends painted, to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The trio formed Lizzie's Army after Annie's 24-year-old sister Lizzie Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Tweens, L-R, ISABELLE, MADDY, and ANNIE FITZPATRICK, hold three of many shells they and friends painted, to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The trio formed Lizzie’s Army after Annie’s 24-year-old sister Lizzie Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After seeing a News 12 segment announcing Lizzie’s Army was having a fundraiser selling painted shells on August 15th, I knew I had to cover it to help spread news about how Annie, Maddy and Isabelle are fighting like girls to raise money for breast cancer research.

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. At left, DESIREE VALENTINE, of Westbury, selects a shell ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, hands to her, during a Lizzie's Army fund raiser for money to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. At left, DESIREE VALENTINE, of Westbury, selects a shell ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, hands to her, during a Lizzie’s Army fund raiser for money to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Also, two days ago, Andrea Fitzpatrick organized the Lizzie’s Army gofundme campaign, and as of 2:18 AM EST today, it’s raised $2,480, so I feel pretty safe predicting it will not only reach but surpass its goal of $2,500.

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. @fight4thegirls is instagram account for Lizzie's Army, which paints and sells shells to raise money for breast cancer research. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. @fight4thegirls is instagram account for Lizzie’s Army, which paints and sells shells to raise money for breast cancer research. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Lizzie is currently undergoing 16 chemotherapy treatments, and is grateful for her incredible support system.


  • FEATURE PHOTO at top of post:  Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, and friends hold a pink shell with “Fight like a Girl” written on it. Lizzie’s Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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