Blanca’s House Fundraising Gala April 23, 2010 <ul><li>Blanca’s House extends a warm “THANK YOU!” to the following contributors to this evening’s gala event…. </li></ul><ul><li>Every child counts </li></ul><ul><li>Every Family Matters </li></ul>
Blanca’s House congratulates our honorees for their dedication, commitment, and support… they have all touched the lives of the children and the families we serve in so many different ways.
Dr. Gary Bernstein <ul><li>Thank you, Dr. Bernstein, for performing the first endoscopy in Rivas, Nicaragua and for completing over 500 procedures for the people we serve. You are an invaluable team player who works and works and works and is always the last to leave each day. </li></ul>
Dr. Salim Matar <ul><li>Thank you, Dr. Matar. You have performed surgical procedures for patients who have been turned away by others. Large goiters are no challenge for someone dedicated to providing quality medical services for those who need it most. </li></ul>
James O’Connor, CEO St. Charles Hospital <ul><li>Thank you, Mr. O’Connor. Your generosity allowed us have instruments for our cleft palate and lip surgeries and revisions. You have modeled support of Blanca’s House for your staff. Because of you, Rivas, Nicaragua has their first lap chole equipment. </li></ul>
Kenneth Roberts, CEO John T. Mather Hospital <ul><li>Thank you, Mr. Roberts, for allowing us to bring a young mother from Ecuador to Mather Hospital for rare, life-saving surgery. The support of the staff in the OR is amazing. We saved a life because of you. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
A life saved….two lives continue…Thanks to Dr. Matar, Dr. Bernstein, Mr. Roberts, and Blanca’s House
Congratulations to my wonderful and generous husband, Gary. I am so lucky to be married to a terrific husband, father, son, son-in-law, and doctor all wrapped up in one tidy package. Even after 26 years you still make me swoon. And to Salim and Cindy, thank you for being our friends, neighbors, travel partners, pet sitters, and all around good hearted people. We have laughed together and cried together and it doesn’t get any better than that. I am grateful beyond words to know you. Love, Linda
To our Dad, Gary Dresses for tonight: $200.00 Gas to get home: $ 30.00 Manicures: $ 15.00 Chance to embarrass you in front of all these people: Priceless
To my son Gary and my friend Salim, Congratulations on being honored by this wonderful organization. The best of everything to both of you. Sincerely, Milton Bernstein
To Our Dear Gary and Salim , We are so happy and proud to be a part of this function honoring the work you have done for Blanca's House. The children and families you have helped through the years now know how special you both are. We know you not only helped the families medically, but also extended your kindness and warmth to them. We are very proud to say you are family and friend. The Fishbeins - Bonnie and Harvey Dana and Jason Lorna and Gregg Bradley
Gary, I thank you for taking such good care of me and especially for taking care of Linda, Jenny, and Alyssa. I am proud of you and happy to have you as a son-in-law. *********** Salim and Cindy, It is good to know you and your girls. Congratulations. Mary Andrecs
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor Dr. and Mrs. Bernstein Dr. and Mrs. Matar Thank you for all your hard work! Nancy and Alan Leiken
Many Congratulations to all the Honorees! Coastal Wellness Acupuncture 本神 41 North Country Rd Port Jefferson, NY, 11777 631-897-5158
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Rick Sobotka Brewmaster, Founder, CEO Great South Bay Brewery 2309 Union Blvd Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) EZ-AT-GSB www.greatsouthbaybrewery.com
Congratulations to the Blanca’s House Honorees! South Bay Anesthesia Associates 301 E. Main St. Bay Shore, NY 11706
The Feld, Simpson, Burbano, Rand, Abramson, and Mattes Families acknowledge the passion, selflessness, and commitment of Galo and Burbano, Valerie Simpson and Robyn Feld. What an incredible team!!!
Blanca’s House…behind the scenes Robyn checking the mail at the Hicksville Post Office…always something there….this is not Robyn’s only responsibility… Where we work: Paula prioritizes the mail once delivered to the office.
Blanca’s House…behind the scenes Valerie…behind the scenes computer person…website, letters, publications, media…that’s her Our office space is generously donated by Dr. David Shobin
Blanca’s House…behind the scenes Ana works diligently in our lock-up. Supplies and equipment essential for our missions are collected, inventoried, re-used, and recycled. Ana and Kerry organize and organize and inventory and inventory….in our lock-up.
Blanca’s House…behind the scenes Supply Central
Blanca’s House…behind the scenes Our traveling ad … designed by Valerie
Why Blanca’s House? Inspired by childhood memories of his mother caring for friends and family, nurse anesthetist Galo Burbano was determined to use his training to bring medical care to underprivileged children in his native Ecuador and other third-world countries. To best serve the poor and sick of that nation and others, Galo Burbano founded Blanca's House, in honor of his mother.