RotaCare Receives $16,000 Gift from St. Joseph's Church

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RotaCare Board Member Jim Brady (center) recently accepted a $16,000 contribution from Anna Siranni, Director of Human Development and Msgr. James Swiader, Pastor, both of St. Joseph's Church in Garden City. The funds were raised by parishioners over the Lenten season, the six weeks between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday and will be used to support RotaCare's critical work of providing free health care to Long Islanders who are not covered by health insurance. RotaCare is entirely run by volunteers, and nearly one-quarter of those volunteers are members of St. Joseph's Church, so choosing RotaCare as the beneficiary for this year's campaign was a clear one.


RotaCare Honors 13 Champions for Families

November 17, 2016, Garden City, NY.

RotaCare, was pleased to recognize thirteen of Long Island’s top advocates for healthy families. The “Class of 2016” Champions for Families are an impressive group, Margery Clayton, John M. Conry, Pharm.D., Nicole S. Forchelli, Esq., Emily F. Franchina, Esq., Julian Giaquinto, Dennis Greeley, Maureen MacKenzie, PHR, Ph.D., Gary Nielsen, Esq., Dr. Raj Patel, Jean and Thomas Rollauer, Helmut Schuler, Wendy Walsh-DeMaria and Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

For 24 years, RotaCare has served to make Long Island’s most marginalized families stronger and healthier by assisting with healthcare challenges. Says RotaCare Board President Mary Beth Welsh, “The money raised at Champions for Families will help us ensure that patients who have no where else to go can access quality primary health care in a setting that offers dignity and respect.” 

Annually, RotaCare has 2,400 patient visits, is staffed by 100+ volunteers who offer 14,000 volunteer service hours and provide $4 million dollars worth of free services. The staff works to achieve early identification of risk factors to help prevent disease and the complications that may require hospitalization and costlier care. This approach keeps patients out of the hospital, minimizes use of emergency rooms, and enhances medication and treatment compliance. RotaCare is supported generously from local Rotary clubs, businesses, organizations and individuals.

For more information about RotaCare, to make a donation or volunteer, please log on to or phone 516-539-9834.

Champions for Families Honorees 2016

Champions for Families Honorees 2016

RotaCare's 22nd Caregivers' Ball Celebrates Good Work of Free Health Care Organization

Garden City, NY. April 14, 2016. The Cherry Valley Club was aglow with good cheer as RotaCare celebrated the 22nd Caregivers’ Ball. 150 guests gathered to honor the important work of the organization and honorees; Gerard C. Keegan, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Astoria Financial Corporation and Astoria Bank, Dr. Victor F. Politi, President and Chief Executive Officer of NuHealth System / NUMC, New York State Senator Kemp Hannon and Dr. Drew Bogner, President of Molloy College.

RotaCare’s 22nd Annual Caregiver’s Ball To Honor Gerard C. Keegan, Dr. Victor F. Politi, Senator Kemp Hannon and Drew Bogner

RotaCare is pleased to honor Gerard C. Keegan, Dr. Victor F. Politi, Senator Kemp Hannon and Drew Bogner at this year’s 22nd Caregiver’s Ball. The event will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6pm at the Cherry Valley Country Club in Garden City, New York. Business attire is suggested. (Download the press release)

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