Hospice Names Good Samaritan


East End Hospice’s Board of Directors has selected Westhampton Beach resident Philomene A. Gates as the recipient of this year’s Good Samaritan Award, which will be presented during the organization’s ninth annual Summer Gala. The gala is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, at the Sandacres estate in Quogue, from 7 to 11 p.m.

The Good Samaritan Award was established in memory of the late Dorothy P. Savage, founder of East End Hospice. Mrs. Gates, a best-selling author, civic leader and practicing lawyer, was selected for her humanity, dedication to her community and her charity work.

The theme of the gala will be “The Golden Age of Hollywood: The Roaring Twenties” and will feature dinner, dancing, both a live and silent auction, celebrity tributes and casino gaming. Tickets are $200 per person.

“Our fun-filled casino night and top-notch prizes will be an even bigger pull than ever this year,” said East End Hospice President and CEO Priscilla Ruffin. “It’s gratifying to know that so many recognize Hospice’s value to our community.”

East End Hospice provides care and comfort for terminally ill patients and their loved ones living on the East End. Health care professionals and volunteers offer pain and symptom control as well as social, emotional and spiritual support to patients in the comfort of their own homes.

For more information about the Summer Gala, call 288-7080 or visit www.eeh.org.

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