A message from the President

We want to express our gratitude for our donors, event participants and friends.

Through your generous donations and support, you continue to help us sustain and enhance quality health care services in Ulster County, and to serve those who are most vulnerable in meaningful and life-changing ways.  Because of your kindness we can assist local residents diagnosed with cancer through a very difficult financial and emotional journey.

Every $500 received offers an immediate resource to local patients diagnosed with cancer in the form of gift cards to purchase nutritious food from Hannaford Supermarkets and/or fuel cards from Stewart’s Shops to reduce the cost of transportation to treatment.

We served over 110 families and community members in 2021 suffering from a diagnosis of cancer and have in the past 6 months assisted 75 families. As the need continues, we could be reaching and serving close to 150 families this year.

Quoted by Elisa P., a recent recipient of the program, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I’m a single mother of a seven-year-old child and am working two jobs.  Cancer treatment and reconstruction have already caused me to lose several weeks of work, not to mention pay.  This financial support is incredible and makes it possible for me to pay my most essential bills and to feed my son.  Thank you to all who make this possible.”

Also quoted George U., “Thank you all so much for helping us again due to cancer returning and more treatment. The price of gas is outrageous, but we have the cards for gas at Stewarts. The cards for Hannaford are appreciated too. Thanks also for getting our electric paid and up to date….Thanks again for all you have done for us.”

The Benedictine Health Foundation is truly grateful for the compassion, dedication, and perseverance that guided us through a time of tremendous uncertainty, and which continues to challenge all of us with no end in sight.

Please consider donating  www.benedictinehealthfoundation.org   to ensure that the Benedictine Health Foundation can continue to provide critically needed resources for the community that we serve, patients struggling with a cancer diagnosis. We simply could not do it without you!

Thank you for extending us the privilege to assist hundreds of local residents and their families during a time of great need.


With gratitude,

MaryRose Warcholak

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care