Cancer Support Team Celebrates 40 Years
Of Caring and Compassion at Spring Gala
More than 300 guests gathered at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison on May 3rd to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cancer Support Team (CST), the Westchester-based home-care services provider dedicated to helping patients and their families at no cost and without regard to insurance. The cocktail reception and dinner, which included a silent auction and Fund-A-Need live auction, raised over $415,000 for the nonprofit organization.
A highlight of the gala was the presentation of CST’s 40th Anniversary Legacy Award to Betty Wald and the Lee Family to honor the memory of CST’s co-founders, Arnold M. Wald, MD, and Gayle K. Lee, RN for their vision in striving to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families affected by cancer. Legacy award recipients also included Tony Sibio, executive director, and Frank Webers, founder, of Swim Across America, Long Island Sound Chapter, a nonprofit organization that has supported CST for the past 20 years.
Photo (left to right): Betty Wald, CST 40th Anniversary Legacy Award recipient, and Betty Kelly, CST board member and gala co-chair
About Cancer Support Team
Cancer Support Team, founded in 1978, provides nursing care, social work counseling, case management and other supportive services to individuals and families living in southern Westchester. It is the “go-to” agency for cancer patients, from the newly diagnosed to people who have side effects, to individuals with palliative care and end-of-life concerns. The nonprofit has served thousands of individuals and families living with cancer at no cost and without regard to insurance coverage. Additional information about CST can be found at cancersupportteam.org.