A message from the President

You are what makes the Benedictine Health Foundation what it is today. Your love and support of our mission, “ to raise and distribute financial resources to those struggling with a cancer diagnosis and whose financial means limit their ability to access or receive the care that they need” will continue to guide our way in 2021.

This year has been a challenging year for our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to spread, local patients that have been diagnosed with cancer are faced with two choices: stay home or continue cancer treatment.

More people than ever are discovering that the Benedictine Health Foundation provides an “essential service” through the Cancer Patient Emergency Assistance Fund and the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund which provides local residents in current treatment with $500 in gift cards annually to purchase nutritious food and/or fuel. Our challenge is to ensure that we continue to provide these services throughout the years to come.

As quoted by Ruperto C., a recent recipient of the program: “WOW! I can’t empress my gratitude enough for the gift from your Foundation. As a single cancer patient living on a small fixed income, this gift couldn’t have come at a better time. Being able to get back and forth to my treatments and also run errands, without the stress of deciding what I must sacrifice in order to put food on my table, or gas in my car, is indeed priceless – more that I can properly articulate. Your assistance (gift) has lifted a cloud of stress from me and frankly, I always want to have a positive attitude as I continue to face this challenging treatment. We all know that mental health is essential to getting well. Your Foundation has provided me some much needed relief. I am eternally grateful.”

Your contribution to our annual fund, at any amount, reflects your faith in our mission and honors the special place the Foundation holds in your heart. Please mail your gift payable to the Benedictine Health Foundation to 144 Pine Street, Suite 220, Kingston, NY 12401 or donate online at www.benedictinehealthfoundation.org

May you and your loved ones share a safe and wonderful holiday season!

With gratitude,

MaryRose Warcholak
President

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care