New York Chapter Knights of Columbus Makes Gift to Calvary Hospital
New York Chapter Knights of Columbus Makes Gift to Calvary Hospital

Latest Gift from Local Chapter Brings Cumulative Total to $854,000

BRONX, NY – On Sunday, February 5, Calvary Hospital hosted more than 220 people at the 31st annual communion mass and breakfast sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus.  The Chapter presented a check for $20,000 to Vincent J. Spinelli, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund.  For three decades, the local Knights of Columbus chapter has supported Calvary by making the hospital the principal beneficiary of their year-round fundraising efforts.  To date, they have raised $854,000 for the Hospital’s unparalleled palliative care services. 

            Founded in 1899, the same year that Calvary was founded, the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus consists of 26 neighborhood councils located throughout the Bronx and Manhattan.  To make a donation or to support the chapter’s next annual charity dinner on Friday, May 25, 2012, contact Kevin Curran at the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus at (212) 421-7082.

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, home hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more, support the Calvary mission, or sign up for the Hospital’s e-newsletter, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

PHOTOCAPTION

 

The New York Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted their 31st Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast at Calvary Hospital. Chapter leadership presented a $20,000 gift to Vincent J. Spinelli, Executive Vice President of the Calvary Fund. With this latest gift, the NY Chapter has raised $854,000 to date for Calvary Hospital.

Pictured (left to right) are: 

§   John Sweeney, Chairman, Charity Drive;

§   Kevin Curran, Chairman of New York Chapter;

§   Sal Restivo, State Deputy;

§   Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, the Celebrant for the Mass, Chapter Chaplain;

§   Vincent J. Spinelli, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund;

§   Vincent D’Angelo, Chairman Board of Governors; and

§   Carmine Musumeci, Counsel to the State Deputy.

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