Golf Outing and Dinner at Pelham Country Club Will Benefit WPH’s Expanding Cancer Program
White Plains, N.Y.(August 14, 2014) - White Plains Hospital is hosting its first annual Drive for a Cure benefit golf outing and dinner reception on Tuesday September 16th at the Pelham Country Club in Pelham, NY. The benefit will raise funds for the Hospital’s Cancer Program, which is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion, expected to be complete in 2015.
The golf event begins at 11:00 a.m. with registration and lunch buffet, followed by a 12:30 p.m. shot gun play and a dinner reception (including open bar, buffet, silent auction and raffle prizes) at 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets which include golf and the dinner reception are $500; tickets for the dinner reception alone are $150.
The White Plains Hospital Cancer Program made news last year when it was announced that a new, 6-story hospital office building was being constructed adjacent to the existing Dickstein Cancer Center (DCTC). The new building will double the size of the existing cancer program and provide much needed additional space for patient services, physician offices and other oncology related amenities. The DCTC building is also in the midst of a major renovation and expansion of its infusion center, which is expected to open this fall.
“It is wonderful to see that the work my mother and step-father started over 20 years ago is continuing on with the growth and success of the White Plains Hospital Cancer Program,” said Golf Benefit Committee member and Scarsdale resident Dennis Gilbert, whose mother, Edie Dickstein, and step-father, Frank Dickstein, donated funds to build the Dickstein Cancer Center in 1999. “Now that the Hospital has grown so expansively in the number of patients they serve and the varying kinds of cancers they treat, it is important to continue to support the growth of this truly exceptional health care resource right here in our community.”
Mayor Thomas Roach of White Plains, another Golf Benefit Committee member, was treated successfully in the Hospital’s Cancer Program for stage three nasal pharyngeal cancer, of which he is now cured. “White Plains Hospital cured me during the scariest time of my life, and for that I am profoundly grateful,” he said. “I think we, as residents of Westchester County, are very fortunate to have such an outstanding health care facility so close to our homes.”
The golf outing is open to the community, and players of all levels are welcome to attend. For more information on foursome prices or sponsorship opportunities, and to register, call Rebecca Schmidt in the Hospital’s Development Department at (914) 681-2478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can also be purchased online at: www.givetowphospital.org/form
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform lifesaving emergency & elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide.For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.