Knights of Columbus Hosts 2011 Fundraiser for Calvary
Knights of Columbus Hosts 2011 Fundraiser for Calvary

 

Latest Gift from Local Chapter Brings Cumulative Total to $829,000

BRONX, NY, – On February 6, Calvary Hospital hosted nearly 200 people at the 30th 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 $829,000 for the Hospital’s unparalleled palliative care services. 

            Founded in 1899, 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 27, 2011, 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:

New York Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted their 30th Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast at Calvary Hospital.  Chapter leadership presented a $20,000 gift to Vincent J. Spinelli, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund, Calvary Hospital.  The others pictured (left to right) are:

  •    John Sweeney, Chairman of the Board of Governors and Co-Chairman, Charity Drive;
  •    Kevin Curran, Chairman of New York Chapter;
  •    Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, the Celebrant for the Mass, Chapter Chaplain;
  •    Vincent J. Spinelli, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund;
  •    Carmine Musumeci, State Advocate; and
  •    Joseph Kearns, Co-Chairman Charity Drive.

 

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