Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester 'In Celebration' a Wonderful Success

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More than 165 people attended Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester's (HPCW) Eighth Annual Gala Cocktail Reception, In Celebration, to benefit the Anna and Louis H. Shereff Caregiver Program. The Caregiver Program was established 14 years ago by Mrs. Anna L. Shereff. The event was held at Westchester Country Club.

More than 165 people attended Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester's (HPCW) Eighth Annual Gala Cocktail Reception, In Celebration, to benefit the Anna and Louis H. Shereff Caregiver Program. The Caregiver Program was established 14 years ago by Mrs. Anna L. Shereff. The event was held at Westchester Country Club.

The following were honored for their steadfast commitment to and support of Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester: Michael J. Amoruso, Esq. of Rye Brook, Managing Partner of Amoruso & Amoruso LLP; Barbara Costello of Rye, former HPCW Board Chair; The Hildegarde D. Becher Foundation, Inc.; and Carol L. Weber, President/CEO of Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester.

Event co-chairs were White Plains resident William F. Flooks, Jr., owner, Beecher Funeral Home in Pleasantville; and Hastings-on-Hudson resident Michele Geller, HPCW Board member. Darien resident James P. O'Toole, HPCW Board Chair, served as Master of Ceremonies.

Other guests included the following Board Members: Ann Smith of Bedford Corners; Jennifer Watts, John Sciurba, Karen LaMonica, Elizabeth Murphy, Lawrence Severino, MD, and Matthew Fiorillo, all of White Plains; Joan DiPalma of Rye; and Kathleen McArdle of Mamaroneck.

Also in attendance were Susan McDonnell of Harrison; Jaquelyn Pirri of White Plains; Michael McCooey of Rye; Ron Stytzer of Elmsford; John and Karen Zanzarella and Holly K. Benedict of Ossining; Hon. John M. Voetsch and his wife Jeanette of Harrison; Lawrence Dix of Hartsdale; and Jack Geoghegan of Rye.

Kate Colburn, M.A., executive director, HPCW, addressed attendees with appreciation and celebration. "Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester continues to provide the best of care as the hospice of choice in Westchester County. We have always been, and will continue to be, the model for excellence in end-of-life care," Colburn said.

Anna L. Shereff of Bronxville was the event's Grand Sponsor, and sponsors included Corner Ridge Real Estate, Harrison; Michele and Terry Geller, Hastings-on-Hudson; John D'Agostino, Key Bank, Tarrytown; Robert Varbaro of Sound Shore Liquor Pantry, Mamaroneck; and Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester, White Plains.

Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester is located at 311 North Street, Suite 204, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call 914.682.1484.

About Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester: Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency that provides skilled, compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life home care to patients with any diagnosis and gives support to their families and loved ones.

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