East End Hospice Summer Benefit


East End Hospice Annual Summer Benefit Announces Gordon Werner As 2012 Good Samaritan.

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East End Hospice is pleased to announce Gordon Werner will be the recipient of its 12th Annual Good Samaritan Award presented at “Moonlight Luau,” the 2012 Annual Hospice Summer Benefit to be held on June 30, 2012. The Hospice Board of Directors established the award in memory of Dorothy P. Savage, the founder of East End Hospice, who was an outstanding humanitarian. The recipient of the award is chosen each year to acknowledge exceptional dedication to humanitarian causes in the community.

 Gordon has positively impacted many lives through his hours of selfless volunteer work, which have ranged from organizing Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets for families in need, to years of dedicated Westhampton Beach School Board service and countless efforts on behalf of Family Counseling Service.  Through his professional work as owner of Follett & Werner Funeral Home he has provided care and support to hundreds of grieving families since moving to the area many years ago.  

Pricilla Ruffin, President and CEO of East End Hospice said:"Gordon Werner is well deserving of recognition for his dedication to community service.”

The East End Hospice Summer Party is held annually at the waterfront Potts estate "Sandacres" in Quogue, New York. Bonnie Grice, producer, host, interviewer, and award-winning broadcaster at 88.3 Peconic Public Broadcasting, will emcee the evening. Dancing, casino-style gaming, and silent and live auctions will ensure a fun and lively evening.

 Betsy Rowe one of the committee chair’s shared her thoughts on Hospice. “I am privileged to support EEH as a volunteer through this annual event.  Not only is it an incredibly fun party, but it is heartwarming to see my summer friends and my local friends come together to benefit such a worthy cause.  EEH was there for my family when my mom, Verity O'Brien, was terminally ill, and last summer my brother, Bim Webb, was under Hospice care in Virginia.  So I know first hand how Hospice enables a quality completion of life that is respectful, honorable and peaceful.  I am involved with "Sandacres" to make sure hospice is an option for everyone on the east end”

Linda Filardi committee chair shared Betsy’s enthusiasm and support for the event and for Hospice generally. “I, too, personally, experienced the depth and quality of Hospice care at the end of my father’s life.  I could not speak more highly of an organization and the care that it provides not only to those that are ill, but to the entire family. This is my third year working with the Hospice Committee and team, and it has been a pleasure every year to be part of this wonderful community event.”

 For additional information about regular or junior tickets, or corporate sponsorship please contact East End Hospice at 631-288-7080 or visit www.eeh.org.