Kingston, N.Y. – November 6, 2017 – The Benedictine Health Foundation in Kingston has been selected as one of five finalists eligible to win $10,000 in the M&T Understanding What’s Important Business Challenge, an initiative that celebrates local businesses and the not for profit organizations they support to make a difference in their communities. The Foundation was nominated by Timely Signs in Kingston.
Benedictine Health Foundation is the only organization selected in the Hudson Valley Region, and one out of 500 organizations nominated! The public has the opportunity to vote for them every day until November 22nd! The organization with the most votes will be awarded $10,000!
The Benedictine Health Foundation provides help to the most vulnerable residents in the Hudson Valley Region. They have provided over 1800 low income cancer patients and their families with more than $800,000 in financial assistance, through the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund, and support behavioral health and substance abuse programs for youth at risk.
“$10,000 is the equivalent of helping 20 families grappling with a cancer diagnosis, or an entire year of funding for behavioral health awareness programs,” stated Paul Beichert, President of Timely Signs serves as 2nd Vice President on the Benedictine Health Foundation Board. “We ask that our community vote every day to support local cancer patients and our youth by casting their vote at https://bank.mtb.com/BusinessContest.” The winner will be announced on November 28.
To learn more about the work of the Benedictine Health Foundation, visit www.benedictinehealthfoundation.org or contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (845) 481-1457.