Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester Honors Outstanding Individuals at Annual ‘In Celebration’ Gala

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Nonprofit thanks longtime advocates for their steadfast dedication

James O’Toole, event co-chair; Honoree James F. X. Steets; Honoree Anna L. Shereff; Mary K. Spengler, MS; Honoree William McGuinness; William F. Flooks, Jr.

HPCW is pleased to recognize our honorees for their steadfast commitment.

Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester (HPCW) recently hosted its annual “In Celebration” gala, honoring three outstanding individuals for their commitment to furthering the nonprofit’s mission of striving to provide extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and compassion to individuals and families facing a serious or life-limiting illness.

The event was held at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY and recognized William (Bill) J. McGuinness, Director of Tiffany & Co., James (Jim) F. X. Steets, retired Director of Communications, Entergy, and Anna L. Shereff, founder of the Anna and Louis H. Shereff Caregiver and Complementary Care Programs at HPCW for their longtime commitment to HPCW.

Event co-chair and emcee James P. O’Toole thanked sponsors, contributors and honorees for their support of HPCW as guests enjoyed culinary delights and cocktails. William F. Flooks, Jr., HPCW Board Chairman and event co-chair, added his appreciation for the guests, sponsors and board members. Mary K. Spengler, MS, executive director of HPCW, thanked staff, volunteers, and supporters for their extraordinary commitment to HPCW’s patients and families. Spengler concluded her remarks with a touching thank you and tribute to Anna L. Shereff for her generous commitment to HPCW. Mrs. Shereff was also recognized by the County of Westchester for her dedication to the community and her longtime advocacy of HPCW.

“HPCW is pleased to recognize our honorees for their steadfast commitment,” said Spengler.

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support the The Anna & Louis H. Shereff Caregiver and Complementary Care programs, which provide alternative therapies such as music, art and massage therapy along with Reiki and reflexology to those receiving hospice care. These complementary therapies can help to alleviate pain, stress and anxiety, and are offered to all HPCW patients.

The grand sponsor for this year’s In Celebration event was Anna L. Shereff. Additional sponsors included Amoruso & Amoruso LLP, Entergy, The Hildegarde D. Becher Foundation, Inc., Michele Fraser Geller, Grassy Sprain Pharmacy, KeyBank, White Plains Hospital, and White Plains Radiology Associates, P.C.

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 care to patients with any life-limiting illness and gives support to their families and loved ones. 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.

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