CNY’s Wing Wars benefits cancer patients


Do you have the taste for the perfect chicken wing? Well, we have just the event for you! The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation is hosting a first of its kind – CNY’s Wing Wars from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at Harts Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., Whitesboro. CNY is known for their award winning wings and there a few brave restaurants that are going to “wing” it out to be named the best chicken wing. And, the best part is that YOU will decide the winner. All you will need is a hearty appetite and $20 to get you in the door and that will include a free beer or soda, a dozen wings, a slice of pizza, garlic knots, celery & blue cheese. Tickets will be available at the door – if there are any left – only 200 tickets will be sold. So, we suggest you order them online here so you won’t be left out in the cold. There will also be a cash bar along with a 50/50. All the proceeds will benefit an amazing foundation that will assist local cancer patients that are in need. Joseph Michael Chubbuck lost his battle to cancer at a young age and wanted his memory honored by helping fight the war against cancer along with helping other cancer patients and their families battle this terrible disease. Come out and help keep Joey’s dreams alive by joining the fight to battle cancer!


Participating Restaurants

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza
Pizza Boys
Pizza Wings & Things
Packy’s Pub
Killabrew Saloon
Cavallo’s Restaurant
Franco’s – Whitesboro
Hot Off The Brick NY Style Pizzeria
Tony’s Pizzeria – Westmoreland


The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation

This foundation carries on Joe Chubbuck’s legacy by honoring his wishes to support cancer patients, their families & help end the war against this disease. The foundation provides financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance and non-cash items (gift cards to Target/Walmart and to major drug store chains and prepaid credit cards) to patients and their families. Families/patients in financial crisis are referred to the Foundation by social workers, caseworkers, nurses, and physicians within hospitals, medical facilities, and treatment centers. The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation, Inc. provides equipment to charitable hospitals, Hospices and treatment centers (for example sleeper chairs).
Our Foundation provides assistance to help those recently diagnosed by providing links to top cancer treatment centers and a list of key questions patients and their family should ask when first consulting an oncologist. You can also contact us for advice.


Joseph Michael Chubbuck Story

Just days after Joseph Michael’s twenty-first birthday, on March 14, 2012, he was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive, and unidentifiable cancer during an emergency appendectomy. The surgeon said his abdominal cavity was full of cancer. Biopsies were taken and sent to the best cancer treatment centers in the country – MD Anderson, Sloan Kettering, Roswell Park, UPMC, and the Mayo Clinic. None of them were certain of the cancer type, but the tumor held a genetic mutation commonly found in a rare type of sarcoma known as DSRCT – a pediatric cancer more commonly found in males. Currently, no cure exists for DSRCT. Treatment consists of surgical intervention, radiation, and aggressive chemotherapy to battle the disease’s progression.

Joseph fought hard in order to help others, if not himself. After being referred to UPMC by Sloan Kettering, he endured three major surgeries and six aggressive chemo treatments using four of the most potent chemo drugs at UPMC, followed by another chemo treatment using three more aggressive drugs at MD Anderson. His final stand involved targeted therapy drugs currently being used in clinical trials.

In July of 2013, Joseph was told his body was too weak to continue treatments. He returned home to Rome, NY under Hospice. On August 1, 2013, Joseph Michael passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was twenty-two years old and his battle had lasted sixteen months.
Joseph was always thinking of others. Before his passing, he asked us to form a charity to help others facing cancer. He knew, as we did, how hard cancer can be on patients and their loved ones. Our Foundation was launched in Joseph’s memory in November of 2014.


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