Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers Raise Over $3,000 to Support Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Program
“Cancer Ain’t Kosher” Fundraiser a Success!
CAPTION: Ronnie Dragoon (center, left), founder/owner of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, and Hal Simon (center, right), manager of Ben’s of Bayside and fundraiser organizer present a check for $3,025 to the leaders of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Program team (from left to right) Johanna Lee, Breast Nurse Navigator; Gina DeLuca, Infusion Center Dietician; Virginia Maurer, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop; Michelle DeCastro, Social Worker for the Breast Health Program; and Cheryl Brancato, Breast Health Program Manager. These funds were raised during the restaurant’s “Cancer Ain’t Kosher” fundraiser that took place throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
GREENVALE, NEW YORK — With breast cancer rates on Long Island continuing to sit well above the national average, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers’ recognizes the need to support organizations that screen for and treat the disease. As such, during the month of October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company held its Second Annual “Cancer Ain’t Kosher” fundraiser in support of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center’s “The Angel Fund.” As part of the fundraiser, customers at each of Ben’s seven locations had the opportunity to upgrade Ben’s famous Matzo Ball Soup to include a Pink Matzo Ball, for an additional $1 charge, the full proceeds from which were donated to the program’s fund.
After breaking a personal goal of doubling last year’s sale of just over 1,300 pink matzo balls, Hal Simon, Manager of Ben’s of Bayside and organizer of the fundraiser, and Ronnie Dragoon, founder/owner of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers presented the Winthrop-University Hospital Breast Health team with a check for $3,025 during a special event on Tuesday, December 6. This year’s fundraising efforts were further supported through a friendly inter-store competition, during which each Ben’s location throughout New York metro, and in Boca Raton, Florida, worked to get the winning title of “Most Pink Matzo Balls Sold.” The winning store was Ben’s Greenvale location.
Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Program offers patients unparalleled, comprehensive breast care. From For more information about Winthrop’s Breast Cancer Program, visit www.winthrop.org
For more details about Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, visit www.bensdeli.net.
About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers
Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 44 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.