Armando & Zena

“We want to thank you for your generous gift cards. It was more than we could ever expect! We very much appreciate your kindness and Judy too! Thank you again!”


“Can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for the gift cards. One never knows how long or how easy their cancer journey will be. With programs like this it makes it a little easier. Thank you.”

Marilyn & George

“Thank you so much for the $500 donation to us. We are both in our 80’s and have had surgeries but I did not need treatment. My husband George finished radiation 2/26/2020. We were able to get groceries and gas for our car which both were needed. Thank you again for your help. Keep it going.”


“Wow! I can’t express 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 than 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.”


“Finding out about my cancer diagnosis was a shock but having Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund extend their financial help was a wonderful support. I want to thank all involved at the Benedictine Health Foundation!”


“I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for the gas and food gift cards. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2019. When I started my daily radiation treatments the traveling became costly. The Hannaford food gift cards were also helpful keeping food on my table. I am so grateful for the gas and food gift cards that I was blessed with. I thank you so much.”

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Brian Fabre, Regional Community Relations Specialist, Hannaford Supermarkets

“Recognizing the vital role that good nutrition plays in any effort to stay healthy – especially when involved with the fight against cancer – Hannaford Supermarkets is proud to work with the Benedictine Health Foundation by helping to provide easier access to nutritious food. 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.”

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Teri Van Buren, Team ShaNANigan

“I have been volunteering and donating to the Bike for Cancer Care 5K Run/Walk event for 5 years. My friend Elissa was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 6 years ago and we began to volunteer and give back to our local community to help others. Back in August of 2017, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. We turned to the Benedictine Health Foundation for help. They immediately provided my mom with gift cards to Stewarts and Hannaford. This certainly put a smile on my mom’s face not having to worry about gas, vitamins and supplements that she was now required to take. This year we were able to rise over $5,000 which helps 10 cancer patients for the next year. My mom passed in June of this year and we would now like to continue raising money in memory of her so that we can continue to help others. Please join us in our fight against cancer and help cancer patients in our community. Thank you!”

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Brad Tuttle (pictured with his dad, Steve Tuttle)

“I ride because I can… and for all of those people who can’t. I ride in memory of all my family members who we have lost to cancer and also ride in support of my family members that have fought and beat cancer.”

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Deborah Bozydaj, Pro Shop Manager, New Paltz Golf Course

“When I was diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer last year, the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund was a Godsend for me. With their help and support my life was made a lot easier while going through treatment. I’ve hosted 14 years of Breast Cancer Tournaments at the New Paltz Golf Course where I have worked for the last 17 years. This year a portion of the proceeds benefited the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund, let’s say I wanted to pay it forward. Thank You Benedictine Health Foundation for all you do for everyone facing a cancer diagnosis.”

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The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation

The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation supports qualifying non-profit organizations that foster education, health and wellness, the arts, history, and community development.

Sean DuBois, VP of Commercial Lending & Business Development, stated:  “We started the Charitable Foundation to give back to our communities – we want to support local non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life in the greater Hudson Valley.”

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.”

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care