“This benefit is crucial to East End Hospice’s economic well-being and priceless to Hospice in terms of raising public awareness,” shared Theresa Murphy, Community Relations Coordinator of East End Hospice. “The lovely evening on the waterfront, with its more than 600 attendees, a 100 page journal, and high interest from the press, helps communicate to the community that quality Hospice care is available to all patients and families enduring one of life’s most difficult challenges.”
On Saturday, June 27th, the East End Hospice Soar Into Summer Gala will be held at Sandacres Estate from 7 to 11 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in festive attire for the fundraiser, which will feature music by the Times Square Orchestra, cocktails and dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, and silent and live auctions.
Lucas Hunt is serving as Gala Master of Ceremonies and the soiree will honor International Surgical Mission Support with the 16th Annual Dorothy P. Savage Good Samaritan Award and Priscilla A. Ruffin, RN, MS, NPP, for 25 years of leadership and dedication to end-of-life care as East End Hospice’s President and CEO. Donna and Marvin Schwartz are this year’s honorary chairpersons. Gala committee chairs include Ben Cary, Thomas Diffley, Ashley Farrell, Georgia and Robyn Hatch, Kim and Tom Otis IV, Sally Richardson, Betsy and David Rowe, and Alexandra Urdang.
This year’s honorary committee features Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Blank, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Brennan, The Rev. Dr. Charles Cary, Theodore B. Conklin III, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Dooley, Nelson DeMille, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gambling, John and Elaine Kanas, Senator Kenneth LaValle, Norman Leavitt, Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire, Susan McAllister, Bill O’Reilly, John Roland, Betsy Miller and Stuart, Sucherman, and Thomas Von Essen.
Tickets to the East End Hospice Summer Gala begin at $250.
East End Hospice is a New York State Certified Hospice serving the Eastern Suffolk County.
Sandacres Estate is located at 4 Sandacres Lane in Quogue. For more information, call 631-288-8400 or visit www.eeh.org.