Nearly twice as many people this year purchased $150 tickets to attended the annual Bayshore Community Hospital Wine and Spirits Tasting fundraiser, to benefit Cardiac Services Programs at Bayshore Community Hospital.
On September 6, 230 guests chatted, sampled hors d'oeurvres and tried out new wines at Aberdeen's gorgeous Addison Park reception hall. They purchased tickets to win gifts and bid on silent auction items. By the end of the night $50,000 was raised for the evolving Cardiac Services department at Bayshore in Holmdel, said spokesman Tom Paollela.
This is the fourth year the event has been held. It was hosted by longtime supporters Fern and Peter Esposito and Mary and Dr. Elias Lehaf.
Honored at the event was the hospital's steadfast champion, Wendell A. Smith, Esq. of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis. Smith, a current Foundation trustee and immediate past chair, has been a Hospital trustee since 1976 and served as its chairperson for eight years. He lives in Holmdel.
Wines were provided by the Scaduto and Azzolina families of Spirits Unlimited and Food Circus Foodtown.
Bayshore Community Hospital is looking to become known for one-stop cardiac diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for people living in Monmouth and Middlesex counties.
It is heralding its minimally-invasive cardiovascular treatment options through its multi-specialty Cardiac Catheritization Laboratory and Interventional Radiology Suite, as well as a comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for rehabilation and maintenance.