Testimonials

Dr. Zoe Weinstein

“The Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund helps many of my patients make it through the first two years of cancer treatment.  Because of time lost from work and high out of pocket expenses for health care, patients need financial support during treatment. Without this fund, our patients might not go through with radiation and other treatments that allow them to live healthy cancer free lives!”

Kristin Flynn, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the Fashion Program at SUNY Ulster

“Thank you to the Benedictine Health Foundation for the financial support through the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund when I needed it during treatment. Your contributions to individuals and the community are beyond measure.

Rob VanDerbeck, SVP Sales, Poughkeepsie/Hudson Valley, Franklin/Sussex, iHeartmedia Markets Group

“The Benedictine Health Foundation’s focus on helping local families is the key to why we, at iHeartMedia, support the foundation. Each of us has been touched personally or through friends by cancer. And, recently many of us have experienced the same watching friends and family battle substance abuse in our community. The opportunity to help local families as they battle through these fights is an honor and a responsibility for each of us.”

Mark J. Stellwag, Regional President, Albany & Hudson Valley Divisions

“At M&T Bank, we recognize that our corporate success is directly related to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. So, as a corporate citizen, we believe in providing resources to not-for-profit organizations that make our communities better places to live and work. M&T Bank is proud to sponsor the Benedictine Health Foundation’s Bike for Cancer Care and support the Foundation’s mission to support quality and compassionate health care in Ulster County.”

Bruce B. Moor, MD Founding member of River Radiology

“River Radiology is pleased to have the opportunity to give back to our patients through the Benedictine Health Foundation’s tremendously effective Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund. Your work in supporting the life necessities of patients undergoing arduous cancer regimens is highly commendable, answering the needs that no other organization does. May you grow and prosper in this very important work.”

Dara Young, Catskill

“A big portion of my budget has been getting to and from treatment for my disease. I have to make my various appointments regardless of the financial burden because there is a sense of urgency. Repeat visits do add up and the generosity of the Gruner Fund has made these trips manageable. I am grateful this program exists to help people like me who are struggling to focus on getting better. I appreciate the community support and will pay it forward. Thank you.“

Brian Fabre, Regional Community Relations Specialist, Hannaford Supermarkets

“All of us at Hannaford are honored to support the Benedictine Health Foundation’s annual Bike for Cancer Care. Good nutrition is a vital component in the fight against cancer and it is critically important that individuals undergoing treatment are cared for as they strive to meet the day-to-day challenges associated with recovery. By providing the means to access a healthy and nutritious meal, Hannaford hopes to help those fighting cancer stay on track with their treatment and achieve wellness. The Benedictine Health Foundation is a true leader in quality and compassionate care and Hannaford is proud to stand by them in their service to Ulster County residents.”

The Finnigans

“Thanks so much for your continued love and support of Andrew Finnigan.  Andy just turned 10 years old; he was diagnosed in California 5 years ago with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.  We immediately moved to New York for his treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, making Woodstock our new home.  The Gruner Fund has been so helpful during times of treatment.  It has carried us through as we have walked the Cancer path…while we were working on breathing and didn’t even know how much we needed support.  Andy and our family have been fighting his Cancer for almost 5 years with great success.  After two relapses, moving to New York has been the best decision we made in fighting for the cancer cure for Andrew.

Thanks so much for walking with us and for your heartfelt and generous support…it has meant so much in our lives..”

Sloan Saverine, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer, Key Private Bank, and Klock Foundation Trustee

“We are once again proud to continue the charitable legacy of Lucia and Jay Klock, and to support health care services in the Ulster County community.”

Glenn Sutherland, Ulster Savings Bank President and CEO

“Since its inception in 1977, the Benedictine Health Foundation has fulfilled its mission – to raise and distribute resources that will ultimately improve the physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of those who are vulnerable and underserved in Ulster County. We truly value our relationship with the Foundation, share their commitment to our community, and are grateful that we can lend our financial support to them in this way.”

Kevin Gilfeather, Kingston Lions Club Foundation President

“The Kingston Lions Club Foundation is privileged to support and collaborate with the Benedictine Health Foundation on the annual Rosemary D. Gruner “Bike for Cancer Care” event. The Lions Club is striving to help members of our community who are coping with cancer and to assist in finding a cure.”

Amy Kapes, LMSW, Kingston High School Social Worker

“With 20% of teens suffering from mental illness, we as a school cannot afford not to address the social emotional health and well being of our students. We are so grateful to the Benedictine Health Foundation for allowing us to reach more kids in creative and diverse ways and believe that collaboration is essential to creating a happy, healthy community.”

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care