Corporate Mission Statement


This corporation was formed for the charitable purpose of aiding persons in times of medical crisis by providing financial assistance to the individual and/or the individual’s family. Financial assistance will include the paying of medical expenses, household expenses, medical supplies, medicines, lodging during medical treatment and other expenses otherwise not incurred during normal circumstances. The corporation will raise funds by holding special events and soliciting donations from corporations and individuals.



Shannon’s Fight goals:


The goal of Shannon’s Fight is to provide individuals in medical crisis, as well as their families, with financial support.  Additionally, we may from time to time provide funding for research, or to other non-profits. Shannon’s Fight is dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of all diseases and illnesses that we come across in our recipients, and to provide every individual an opportunity to receive the highest quality of care, as well as to support their families through the recovery process.

Board Bios
Michele Hughes, OTR/L
Executive Director

Michele earned her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1997.  She is on schedule to complete a Certificate…

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Dawn Catapano, CPA

Dawn received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from C.W. Post/Long Island University. Dawn is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in…

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James Battaglia, MA OTR/L CHT

James is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor for Hofstra University’s Occupational Therapy program. He has been an Occupational…

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