Klock Kingston Foundation Awards $25,000 to the Benedictine Health Foundation for Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Klock Kingston Foundation Supports Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

The Klock Kingston Foundation recently awarded the Benedictine Health Foundation a grant of $25,000 to support the Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund. Established in 2004 in partnership with the Gruner Family, the Fund provides direct financial assistance to local cancer patients while they receive treatment. Each patient is given $500 annually in the form of gift cards to purchase nutritious food and/or fuel to help cover the expense of transportation to treatment. Over 1300 patients have been served by the program with over $575,000 distributed in assistance.

The Klock Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Ulster County to advance education, literacy, the arts, public health and the sciences. “As a member of the Klock Kingston Trustees, we are again proud to continue the charitable legacy of Lucia and Jay Klock, and to support health care services in the Ulster County community,” stated Sloan Saverine, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer of Key Private Bank. KeyBank has managed the Klock Foundation for 47 years.

The Benedictine Health Foundation has supported healthcare programs and services in Ulster County since 1977. Their core areas of focus include cancer care services, primarily financial assistance through the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund, mental health and addiction recovery services, and spiritual care. For further information, contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (845) 334-3186

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