Upstate News

February 29, 2000
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Vintastic to benefit University Hospital and women’s health services

Vintastic, the annual wine-tasting event that benefits University Hospital and women’s health services, will be held Friday, April 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lafayette Golf & Country Club, 4480 Jamesville Road, Jamesville.

The event will feature more than 200 wines (sponsored by Roberts Liquors) from New York, California, Italy, France and Spain along with hors d’oeuvres and prize drawings. Live entertainment at the event will feature 1997 Sammy Award winners Mario DeSantis and Joe Riposo. The event is organized by Upstate Medical University Foundation and sponsored by GlaxoWellcome.

Advanced sale tickets are $45 per person and are available by calling Upstate Medical University Foundation at 315-464-4416. Tickets will be sold at the door for $50.

Prior to the event, at 6 p.m., Shawky Badawy, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and B.N. Singh, research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will present a brief lecture on “Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women.”

University Hospital—the only academic medical center in the 15 county region of Central New York—is a major provider of health care in the area, with more than 14,000 patient admissions annually. The area’s only level-1 trauma center, University Hospital is also home to the area’s only burn center, AIDS care center and poison control center. Specialized clinics and programs treat numerous conditions including communication disorders, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and children’s cancers and blood disorders.

University Hospital is the major teaching facility for the SUNY Upstate Medical University and its colleges of medicine, nursing, health professions and graduate studies.

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