Huntington Hospital raised a record $600,000 at its recent golf classic.
The funds will go toward capital improvements of the hospital’s orthopedic unit and support investments in specialized equipment for advanced surgical oncology.
The hospital said that more than 350 golfers and benefactors participated at The Creek Club in Locust Valley and the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove followed by a beachfront surf and turf dinner and live auction.
Honored were Sal Ferro of Alure Home Improvements and Kristopher
Amplo of JC Steel. Ferro, president and CEO of Alure Home Improvements, has been involved with eight projects for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” He is also chair of the Long Island Builders Institute. Amplo is vice president of Bohemia-based JC Steel, which has completed numerous projects for Northwell Health, including Huntington Hospital’s new emergency department.
“We are extremely grateful to Sal and Kris for their generosity and support, as well as all of the participants in this year’s golf classic, making it the most successful with the highest amount raised,” said Dr. Nick Fitterman, the hospital’s executive director. “The funding will help us further our vision in creating a cancer center in our community that focuses on prevention, treatment and survivorship and purchase state-of-the-art equipment needed in surgical oncology.”