St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Holds Annual Ocean Walk
The supporters of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s 2011 Ocean Walk gathered before they set out for the walk on Tuesday, September 13.
Members of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Community Advisory Board enjoyed the Ocean Walk. They include (from left to right): F. Roy Meserole, member; Cliff Russell, secretary; and Christine Russell, president. Missing from the photo is Susan Kimmel, past president.
At left: The Ocean Walk ended with a barbecue at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, which was enjoyed by (from left to right): Cassandra St. Furcy, RN, Ambulatory Surgery nurse manager; Nelson E. Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s; Eric Matza, vice president, Development, St. John’s; and Margaret Carpenter, chairperson, St. John’s Development Board. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Development Board held its Sixth Annual Ocean Walk on September 13. More than 100 supporters and their families came out to show their support for St. John’s. “This year’s walk was the most successful yet,” said Ocean Walk Chairperson Reva Oliner. “We raised more than $63,000 and had a wonderful time doing it,” she added. Oliner co-chaired the event with Puangsri Suwankosai, MD. The funds raised are dedicated to the renovation of the Hospital’s Obstetrics/Gynecology unit, the sole maternity service on the Rockaway peninsula. Recent offerings in obstetrics include the introduction of a mother-baby unit, where the mother and baby room together, promoting bonding and breastfeeding. Event sponsors of the 2011 Ocean Walk included the following: Margaret Carpenter; Hunter Ambulance Corp.; Pitts Management Associates, Inc.; and Puangsri Suwankosai, MD. Corporate sponsors included: Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP; Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP; Jzanus, Ltd. - A Family of Companies; Modern Technology Contracting Corp.; PeriGen, Inc.; and Wavecrest Gardens - Oceanfront Luxury Apartments in Far Rockaway.
The Ocean Walk supporters cheered when they reached the walk’s end, Beach 9 Street and the boardwalk.
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