Crouse Health Foundation was the grateful recipient of more than $22,000 from the 2013 SADA Charity Preview, an annual event held in conjunction with the Syracuse Auto Dealers Association’s auto show.
Over $250,000 was raised at this year’s SADA Charity Preview benefitting fourteen local charitable organizations. In the fifteen year history of the event, nearly $2.3 million has been donated to charitable causes supporting Central New York children and families. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Oncenter. As guests mingled among the newest vehicles, they were treated to great food, drinks and musical entertainment. Held the night before the Auto Show opened to the public, attendees leisurely viewed all the latest models Central New York auto dealers have to offer.
Net proceeds from this year’s SADA Charity Preview will be used to benefit Crouse Hospital’s Palliative Medicine Service. The Palliative Medicine Service is a specially-trained, multi-disciplinary team that provides direct consultation and support to those dealing with chronic and/or serious illness. Jim Barr, chairperson of the 2013 SADA Charity Preview, presented the Crouse check to Phyllis Devlin, director of development for the Crouse Health Foundation (left) and Michele Johnson, Crouse Hospital Auxiliary president, Crouse Health Foundation board member and chair of the Foundation's SADA Charity Preview committee.
Palliative medicine is patient and family-centered, and may be helpful for individuals who have pain and are having difficulty with symptom management; require grief counseling or could benefit from additional emotional support; are experiencing conflict with family members or loved ones over treatment options; feel hopeless or depressed; are not yet ready for Hospice care; have questions about withdrawing or withholding treatment/life support; or would like assistance with reviewing and completing advance directives.
To help Crouse patients and families make more informed choices about care options, funds raised will be used to underwrite educational programs and reference materials that provide information on the disease process, prognosis and the benefits and burdens of potential interventions. Monies will also be used to provide education and information to providers about palliative medicine and the services they can access for the benefit of their patients.
For more information and/or to purchase 2014 SADA Charity Preview tickets in support of Crouse Health Foundation, please contact Phyllis Devlin at 315/470-7008.
Learn more about one of Central New York's premier charity events, the annual SADA Charity Preview.