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Hospice of Westchester “In Celebration” Gala Cocktail Reception A Wonderful Success Proceeds from event benefit the organization’s Caregiver & Complementary Care Programs

Hospice of Westchester (HOW) recently hosted its 18th annual “In Celebration” Gala Cocktail Reception on Thursday, September 26, at the Westchester Country Club in Rye. The event honored Grassy Sprain Pharmacy, Joseph Kahl and Susan Yubas for the unwavering support of the organization and its mission.

“In Celebration” featured live entertainment, culinary delights and a fabulous cocktail bar, and raised thousands of dollars for the HOW Anna & Louis H. Shereff Caregiver and Complementary Care Programs, which provide alternative therapies to those receiving hospice care. The therapies, such as music therapy, art therapy, reflexology and massage therapy, help to alleviate pain, stress and anxiety, and are available to HOW patients free of charge.

“This year’s ‘In Celebration’ event was a huge success, and we are grateful for all of the support we received from attendees, donors, sponsors and our board of directors,” said Mary K. Spengler, M.S., chief executive officer, HOW. “This event provides an opportunity for our organization to recognize our deserving honorees and thank them for their steadfast generosity.”

In addition to being recognized for their dedication to HOW, the honorees also received proclamations from Westchester County Executive George Latimer for their community contributions and active participation in HOW development efforts.

This year’s event co-chairs included William F. Flooks Jr., Michele Fraser Geller and James P. O’Toole. The following individuals/organizations who sponsored the evening: grand sponsors Rochelle and Jesse Shereff; signature sponsors Grassy Sprain Pharmacy; Barbara and Paul T. Khoury, M.D.; and White Plains Hospital; premier sponsors Beecher Flooks Funeral Home; Brown, Gaujean, Kraus, Sastow PLLC; Michele Fraser Geller; The Blue Sandstone Group at Morgan Stanley; The Hildegarde D. Becher Foundation Inc.; PKF O’Connor Davies LLP; and VNS Westchester.

About Hospice of Westchester
Hospice of Westchester (HOW) is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency that provides skilled, compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life home care to patients diagnosed with any serious or life-limiting illness and gives support to their families and loved ones. Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, N.Y. For additional information, visit or call 914-682-1484. For the latest news and updates, find HOW on Facebook.

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