What We Do

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Presenting $10,000 check from our golf tournament proceeds to the Jim & DeDe Walsh Family Birth Center
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Presenting check for $90,000 at The Advocates holiday lunch to Paul Seale.

Current Activities Include:

  • Sponsoring hospital blood drives.  With our volunteer support, we have met or surpassed our goals at each quarterly drive
  • Sponsoring blood pressure screenings at local grocery stores.
  • Creating special events on select patient units as a diversion for patients and family members.
  • Providing periodic educational opportunities for our members and others in the community through our partnership with HealthLink
  • In 2013-14, awarding 60 grants totaling $120,000 to Upstate Medical University and its campuses, helping to educate patients and families and make their hospital stay more comfortable
  • Donated $10,000 from our golf tournament proceeds to the Jim & DeDe Walsh Family Birth Center.
  • Paid off our $150,000 pledge to the Cancer Center 7 years early. Presented check for $90,000 at The Advocates holiday lunch to Paul Seale.
  • Donating $25,000 to the Upstate Poison Center - key recipient of our 15th annual Mystery, Malt & Merlot

In order to do this, funds are generated through several means:

  • Commission from contracts for hospital services – Tim Hortons, EspressOasis, Lori’s Gift Shop, TeleHealth (patient TVs and telephones), vending machines, baby photographs
    our partners
  • Fall Swing Golf Tournament
  • Our signature event, Mystery, Malt and Merlot - April 4, 2014
  • Ever-evolving activities by our Fund Development & Service Committees