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                       The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Tours Breast Imaging Suite

Ridgewood, New Jersey June 24, 2016 Last year, the members of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary satisfied their $1.5 million pledge designated to two areas – $500,000 towards an endowment for Valley Home Care's Butterflies Program and $1 million towards the creation of The Valley Hospital's Breast Imaging Facility.  On Monday, June 20th, members of the Auxiliary were given a tour of the new Breast Imaging Suite that their fundraising dollars helped create, located in the Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion, One Valley Health Plaza, in Paramus, New Jersey.

Throughout its 70 year history, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary has raised more than $17 million in support of much-needed healthcare programs and services that have touched thousands of patients and their families.  It consists of more than 1,500 members in 15 branches, and works to fulfill the three fold mission: to raise funds for special projects, provide volunteer service, and serve as community liaison. This benevolent donation designated to these two programs demonstrates their support of Valley’s mission and will help augment the ultimate achievement of the goals and objectives of these entities.

“Since its inception in 1944, the Valley Hospital Auxiliary has been an incredible collection of philanthropic women who strive to make a meaningful difference in this community”, asserts Valley Hospital Foundation President, Anastasios Kozaitis. “The retirement of this important $1.5M pledge is a manifestation of their generosity and commitment and is truly appreciated by the staff here at Valley.”

This enthusiastic Auxiliary team pledged yet again the same amount, earmarking $1.4 million to Valley’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program and $100,000 to the Butterflies program endowment to be raised over the next few years. 

Kristien Zingone, Elaine Heimberger, President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, 
Jaclyn Calem-Grunat, M.D., Ann Swist, Laura Klein,M.D., Theresa M. Reis