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Albany Medical Center Foundation

Thank You for Dancing in the Woods

We thank our generous sponsors and all who attending this year's event. Together, more than $500,000 was raised to support the Melodies Center.

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Light up the Night

Friday, July 10, 2015
7:30 p.m. to midnight
Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs

Hannah Lowe, age 16
“Somehow the angels at Albany Med kept Hannah here today,” Kate Brayman, Hannah’s mom

This event celebrates the thousands of lives saved annually by the physicians and staff at Albany Med’s Emergency Department and the important role that Albany Med plays as our region’s lifeline, providing the most compassionate, state-of-the-art emergency health care in northeastern New York. And as the only Level I Trauma Center in the 25 counties it serves, Albany Med is truly the region’s lifeline.

On July 12, 2014, Hannah Lowe, 16, was struck by a car while walking in Kingston. She was rushed by helicopter to Albany Med’s Emergency Department. In less than 24 hours, Albany Med physicians determined Hannah needed a bilateral craniectomy, neurosurgery that allowed room for her swelling brain to expand. Thanks to Albany Med’s skilled and swift emergency care, today Hannah is on track to graduate from high school in June 2016 and pursue her dream of studying pediatric medicine.

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Children's Hospital Golf Tournament

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Location: Schuyler Meadows Club, Loudonville
Morning and afternoon shot-gun tee times are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 24th annual Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Schuyler Meadows Club, one of the area’s premier private golf courses and home of the 2014 U.S. Open Qualifier. Golfers will enjoy a day featuring exclusive on and off-course hospitality, gifts and a barbeque lunch on the club veranda. After a day of golf, participants will be treated to an after-party featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by a bon fire, followed by a New England-style lobster bake.

Funds raised by the tournament allow the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center to continue to provide the most advanced care for the children and families of our region.

There are several sponsorship levels that include player and non-player opportunities!

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Dancing in the Woods

Join us for the region’s premier holiday gala to benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The elegant black-tie ball will feature fine food and live music in a beautiful winter wonderland setting. Proceeds from Dancing in the Woods help ensure that those who need the Melodies Center today can continue to count on it for a brighter tomorrow.

Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

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Melodies of Christmas

Join our sponsors, Freihofer's Baking Company, CBS 6 and Price Chopper, for the Melodies of Christmas at Proctors Theatre. This Capital Region tradition features the talents of the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Chorale and many other performers for four spectacular performances to benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The event will once again be capped off by the Melodies Singers, each a Melodies Center patient, presenting a heart-warming rendition of Silent Night.

Dates: December TBD, 2015

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Children's Hospital Radiothon

Thank you for your support during the 17th annual AM 810 and 103.1 FM News Talk WGY and 99.5 The River Cares for Kids Radiothon. The Capital Region community turned out for our youngest patients by donating $245,136 to benefit the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

Lead sponsors of the Radiothon were Keeler Motor Car Company, Price Chopper Supermarkets and Freihofer’s Baking Company. More than 120 volunteers took pledges from callers during the 25-hour event.  Every dollar raised allows the children’s hospital to purchase new equipment and support programs and services.

See you next year for the 18th annual Radiothon!

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