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White Plains Hospital Golf Outing Will Benefit Its Cancer Program

White Plains Hospital will host its inaugural Drive For A Cure event to benefit its cancer program.
White Plains Hospital will host its inaugural Drive For A Cure event to benefit its cancer program. Photo Credit: White Plains Hospital

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital is hosting its inaugural Drive for a Cure benefit golf outing and dinner reception on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Pelham Country Club in Pelham.  

The benefit will raise funds for the hospital’s cancer program, which is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion, expected to be complete in 2015.

The new building will double the size of the existing cancer program and provide much needed additional space for patient services, physician offices and other oncology related amenities.

The Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center building is also in the midst of a major renovation and expansion of its infusion center, which is expected to open this fall.  

“It is wonderful to see that the work my mother and step-father started more than 20 years ago is continuing on with the growth and success of the White Plains Hospital cancer program,” said Golf Benefit Committee member and Scarsdale resident Dennis Gilbert, whose mother, Edie Dickstein, and step-father, Frank Dickstein, donated funds to build the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center in 1999.  

“Now that the hospital has grown so expansively in the number of patients they serve and the varying kinds of cancers they treat, it is important to continue to support the growth of this truly exceptional health care resource right here in our community."

 The golf event begins at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch buffet, followed by a 12:30 p.m. shot gun play and a dinner reception (including open bar, buffet, silent auction and raffle prizes) at 6 p.m.  Individual tickets which include golf and the dinner reception are $500; tickets for the dinner reception alone are $150. The golf outing is open to all. 

For information on foursome prices or sponsorship opportunities, and to register, call Rebecca Schmidt at (914) 681-2478 or emailrschmidt1@wphospital.org.  

Tickets can also be purchased online at:  www.givetowphospital.org/form.