New Windsor, N.Y. (July 8, 2013) – The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Hudson Valley Region (covering Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties) will honor Dr. Hal Teitelbaum of Crystal Run Healthcare, the Rand Family of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and Susan Swensen, long-time ACS volunteer at the organization’s Birthday Bash on September 27 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. The event will commemorate ACS’s 100th birthday.
“We are proud to honor these extraordinary individuals who have done so much for the American Cancer Society and have worked to raise funds to help find a cure for this disease that touches so many of us,” said Bonnie Wright, Director of Distinguished Events for the American Cancer Society’s Hudson Valley Region. “The American Cancer Society is grateful for all that Dr. Teitelbaum, the Rand Family and Susan Swensen have done not only for our organization, but also for the community at large; we couldn’t think of a more deserving group to recognize during this important milestone.”
Hal Teitelbaum, MD, JD, MBA is the Founder, Managing Partner and CEO of Crystal Run Healthcare – a premier, multi-specialty group medical practice located in Orange and Sullivan counties. Crystal Run, which includes more than 250 physicians practicing in 40 specialties at 14 sites, is a market leader in its geography and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the northeast. Dr. Teitelbaum is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, having completed his training in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Teitelbaum’s community commitment is evidenced by his dedication to improving the access to and quality of health care in the Hudson Valley.
Marsha Rand, Founder and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, operates the firm with her three sons – Joseph, Matthew and Daniel Rand. Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is the premier real estate brokerage in New York City’s northern suburbs with 26 offices and more than 800 agents. Additionally, what was once a small residential real estate company now offers commercial real estate through Rand Commercial Services, and a full range of home services through its affiliate Hudson United, providing mortgage, title and insurance services. The Rand family also gives back to the communities it serves, and encourages all employees and agents to get involved in nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life. The agents from their offices participate in multiple ACS events, including the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, where they had several top fundraising teams for the past several years.
Susan Swensen is a 10-year cancer survivor and serves as the Secretary of the American Cancer Society’s Hudson Valley Regional Board of Advisors. She also serves on the committee for the ACS Relay for Life; is coordinator of the ACS Community Education Program; is coordinator of the Annual Gift Wrap Fundraiser and previously volunteered for the Patient Navigation Program. Swensen has been supporting the American Cancer Society since her dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 1996. In 1997, she formed her own Relay for Life team named Family of Reasons, and has been relaying ever since. In 2005, Swensen and her husband Michael formed the Pine Bush Relay for Life. Swensen is also a member of the Nyack Rotary Club, is a Paul Harris Fellow and is on the Board of Advisors of the United Way of Rockland.
Tickets to the Birthday Bash are $175 and include an extended cocktail hour, sit-down dinner and dessert, dancing, entertainment and more. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additional information, contact Bonnie Wright at 845.258.7112 or Bonnie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest voluntary healthcare non-profit organization and the country’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion. Nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will have the chance to celebrate a birthday this year, thanks in part to the Society’s efforts. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.