Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 10, 2012) – When Dr. Kayvan Kehani traveled to the Philippines in 2010 to perform ocular surgery on a remote island six hours from  mainland Manila, he didn’t know what to expect. “People traveled for days to get to our clinic and then waited on line for hours just to see us,’’ said Dr. Keyhani, who practices in Yorktown Heights and is a Somers resident. “The trouble with a lot of these third world countries is that there is little or no health care, especially in rural areas. It is very difficult.’’ Now two years…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 9, 2012) – From Lincoln Center to the local community, Valley Musica, a non-profit group that brings world-class classical music concerts to Hudson Valley communities, will host a concert to benefit the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The performance on January 29 at 2 p.m. at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center will feature works by Haydn, Brahms and Dvorák.  Tickets are $20 per person with proceeds supporting Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s $5 million capital campaign for the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center, which opened its…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 4, 2012) – Firefighters don’t normally wear pink, but they will when it’s for a good cause, namely raising money for breast cancer.  Peekskill Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2343 presented Hudson Valley Hospital with a check for $4,500 on Dec. 29 to help support new the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at HVHC, which opened its doors on November 17, 2011. Throughout the month of October, the Peekskill Professional Firefighters raised funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month by selling pink t-shirts for $20. They also hosted a Halloween Party along with the owners and…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 4, 2012) – Long-time meteorologist and well-respected member of the community, Jim Witt, visited Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) patients and employees during the holiday season, treating them to a signed copy of his 2012 Long-Range Weather Calendar. Witt, who started his career in meteorology as an earth science teacher at Lakeland High School, brought with him 200 signed calendars, spending the morning personally handing out each one, while talking about his love for meteorology. Since its conception, the calendar has evolved into an annual fundraiser benefiting the Hope for Youth Foundation, helping children who…