Gulotta to be Honored at American Kidney Fund's 4th Annual New York Golf Classic

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Today, the American Kidney Fund announced its 4th Annual New York Golf Classic, to be held August 3, 2009, at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, New York. The Honorable Thomas S. Gulotta will be honored at this year's event, which will be co-chaired by Frank D. Pelliccione of Flushing Savings Bank, and Joseph D. Simon of Cullen and Dykman LLP.

We look forward to the New York Golf Classic every year, as it gives us an opportunity to thank our friends and supporters in the Northeast

Today, the American Kidney Fund announced its 4th Annual New York Golf Classic, to be held August 3, 2009, at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, New York. The Honorable Thomas S. Gulotta will be honored at this year's event, which will be co-chaired by Frank D. Pelliccione of Flushing Savings Bank, and Joseph D. Simon of Cullen and Dykman LLP.

"We look forward to the New York Golf Classic every year, as it gives us an opportunity to thank our friends and supporters in the Northeast," said LaVarne A. Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Kidney Fund. "Furthermore, to have the opportunity to recognize the Honorable Thomas. S. Gulotta for his service, not only to the American Kidney Fund, but to dozens of other organizations, is truly a privilege."

Mr. Gulotta is an esteemed member of the New York professional and philanthropic communities. The former Nassau County Executive serves as a Special Counsel to the law firm of Albanese & Albanese, LLP, and Chief Executive Officer of Executive Strategies, LLC, a highly successful consulting firm. He also serves as a gubernatorial appointee in the position of Director of the United Nations Development Corporation. In addition to being admitted to the practice of law in New York State, he has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Mr. Gulotta has been involved with more than 65 community organizations. He has received awards and honors from more than 235 organizations for his efforts.

The American Kidney Fund's New York Golf Classic will include brunch, an 18-hole tournament, cocktail reception, buffet dinner, awards presentation, and live auction. All proceeds of the New York Golf Classic will be used to support the local programs of the American Kidney Fund. In 2008, the American Kidney Fund provided over $1.6 million in treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients in the state of New York.

For more information about the 4th Annual New York Golf Classic, visit http://www.kidneyfund.org or contact Doug Davidson at (516) 336-8530 or ddavidson(at)kidneyfund.org.

Media Contact: Tenee Hawkins, 301.984.6630

About the American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund is the nation's No. 1 source of treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients and a leader in providing health education to people with or at risk for kidney disease. In 2008, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grants to 75,000 kidney patients totaling more than $119.5 million. The American Kidney Fund reaches tens of thousands of individuals each year with information about kidney health; operates a kidney disease screening program in high-risk communities; and maintains a toll-free HelpLine (866-300-2900) which provides education about kidney disease. The American Kidney Fund is a seven-time recipient of the highest "Four Star" rating from Charity Navigator; holds an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy; adheres to the National Health Council Standards of Excellence; and is a member of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.kidneyfund.org.

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