SJEH Hosts Jay And The Americans For Fundraiser
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held a sold-out fundraiser featuring the 1960s hit-making singing group, Jay and the Americans, on Thursday, April 7, at the Woodmere Country Club. The original group hailed from Belle Harbor and attended Far Rockaway High School. The group sang their hits, “Cara Mia” and “This Magic Moment,” and others, as well as covers of hits of the ’60s and ’70s, to enthusiastic acclaim from the crowd of 300.
The Development Board of St. John’s used the occasion to honor Hospital staff members including: Employee of 2010 Charles McNeill; Manager of 2010 Patricia Gillespie; Team of the Year Ambulatory Surgery; and Physician of the Year Raymond Pastore, MD. A special presentation was awarded to Hospital staff member Kevin Lynch, for donating a kidney to a co-worker in need.
The event was generously supported by: Grand Sponsors Margaret Carpenter; Gerald DiEdwards of Schiavetti, Corgan, DiEdwards, Weinberg and Nicholson, LLP; Daniel Leibowitz of Hunter Ambulance Co.; Dr. Michael Lesser and Mindy Schneider; St. John’s Medical Staff Society; Lynn McRae of Novarad; and Dr. Puangsri Suwankosai. Concert sponsors included: Ira Gottlieb of Creative Health Concepts; Bonnie and Bill Henry; Lawrence Civic Association; Drs. Yashodhara and Sanjay Kirtane; Merryl and Dr. Gilbert Makabali; Robin and Eric Matza; New York Radiology Alliance; Libby and Allen Peppe; Angelo Pirozzi of Charles A. Barragato and Co., LLP; Rama and Dr. Mekala Ramgopal; Mr. and Mrs. Samir Rejeili; Rotary of Rockaway; Linda and Howard Siskind; Gail and Paul Strongwater; and Lynn and Stuart Yachnowitz.