More than 90 walkers at the Seventh Annual Ocean Walk benefitting St. John’s Episcopal Hospital posed at St. John’s before setting out for the boardwalk at Beach 9 Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway. More than $65,000 was raised for the Hospital’s Maternity Unit. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Development Board held its annual Ocean Walk on Thursday, September 13. More than 90 community members from the Rockaways and the Five Towns as well as hospital staff came out in support of St. John’s that evening to walk for a good cause. The more than $65,000 in proceeds benefitted the OB/GYN department of St. John’s, which delivers approximately 1,000 babies a year.
Acknowledgment goes to the event sponsors Hunter Ambulance, Inc., and Pitts Management Associates, Inc, as well as to the corporate sponsors including:
Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP; Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP; Margaret Carpenter; Jzanus, Ltd. - A Family of Companies; Modern Technology Contracting Corp.; Nixon Peabody LLP; Northern Boulevard Radiation Oncology; Wavecrest Gardens-Oceanfront Luxury Apartments in Far Rockaway; and to the many individual sponsors, contributors and walkers who helped make the event a huge success. Thanks also go to Compass-Morrison for the donation of food, the 101 Precinct, the Hunter Ambulance EMTs, and to the St. John’s Podiatry Department.
Reva Oliner, Ocean Walk chairperson, with Rachel Kimmel and Susan Kimmel, past president, St. John’s Community Advisory Board, enjoyed the barbecue following the Ocean Walk..
Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, and Reva Oliner, Ocean Walk chairperson, greeted 101 Precinct Captain Kevin Maloney and Police Officer Kevin Campbell, also of the 101 Precinct.
At the barbecue following the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Ocean Walk were members of the Development Board (from left to right): Libby Peppe, vice president, Development Board; Merryl Makabali; Gilbert Makabali, MD; Melvin Young, MD, and Roberta Young; Richard Brown, Chief Operating Officer, St. John’s; and Allen Peppe.
John Napolitano, president of the Rotary of Rockaway; Eric Matza, vice president, Development; and Dorothy Napolitano chatted at the Ocean Walk held on Thursday, September 13, benefitting St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Obstetrics/Gynecology Department. Margaret Carpenter, president of St. John’s Development Board, was in the background.