Annual Newsletter 2020
Much to be Thankful For: Letter from the Director, Gia McCormack
It’s hard to believe another year has quickly passed us by, and despite some challenges due to COVID-19, our dedicated staff and volunteers have continued to work diligently to provide financial support, education, and awareness to individuals in our community lacking sufficient funds to address urologic and digestive issues.
The pandemic forced us to postpone our Annual “Challenge Your Colon” Chili festival, but with some out of the box thinking and determination we held a Virtual BBQ & Brew fundraiser which was a great success.
Working alongside the accomplished Tomáš Monosi from Tomáš Tapas and the knowledgeable Tim Langley from Half Time Beverage, we were able to create a delicious dinner for our guests to enjoy while watching a video about our Foundation from the comfort of their homes.
The 12th annual Prostate Cancer Walk, held on September 25, was one of our most successful walks to date. Taking place at the new Eastdale Village in Poughkeepsie, over 200 participants (and a few four-legged friends) walked in honor of loved ones who have been affected by prostate cancer.
Through the fundraising successes of both the Walk and BBQ & Brew events, we raised nearly $90,000 towards our Care Fund.
I remain grateful for the support we continue to receive from all of our sponsors and donors and I am excited to continue the important work we contribute to in the Hudson Valley. We have been able to continue helping GI and urologic patients receive financial support through our Care Fund and other local programs. I am confident that these funds have made a significant difference for patients in our community who need it the most and am proud of the work of our Foundation.
On behalf of our board and staff, we look forward to seeing you in the year ahead and wish everyone a peaceful Thanksgiving and holiday season.
The mission of Premier Cares Foundation is to provide support, education, awareness, and financial assistance to individuals in our community lacking sufficient funds to address significant urologic and
digestive issues including but not limited to prostate and colon cancer.