Mount Sinai South Nassau golf outing raises $800K


Mount Sinai South Nassau’s 40th Annual Golf Outing recently broke fundraising records, bringing in over $800,000. The proceeds will support the hospital’s ongoing expansion and mission to address the healthcare needs of Nassau County’s South Shore. A portion of the funds will benefit cancer patients, including support for the hospital’s free “Cold Cap” program, which helps prevent hair loss during chemotherapy, and free transportation services for low-income patients to cancer-related appointments at the Gertrude and Louis Feil Cancer Center.

This year’s honoree, Jeffrey Greenfield, was recognized for his contributions. Greenfield, a notable Long Island business leader, Vice Chair of the Nassau County Planning Commission, and member of the Rockville Centre Fire Department, has been a long-time supporter of Mount Sinai South Nassau. The event took place at three prestigious Long Island venues: The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor, Rockway Hunting Club in Lawrence, and Rockville Links Club in Rockville Centre. Approximately 400 golfers and guests attended, marking the outing as the largest and most successful hospital golf event on Long Island.

“It was a super hit,” said Golf committee chair Tony Cancellieri “People are so generous in coming back year after year, we’re getting more and more folks coming in to support the hospital. We from a Board level and leadership level at the hospital are just overjoyed. A lot of work, putting together an outing like this, and the hospital staff did a super job. Everything just worked out.”

The event concluded with an Honoree ceremony and barbecue at The Seawane Club, where former FDNY Commissioner Tom Von Essen of Rockville Centre received the hospital’s Community Service Award. Von Essen was honored for his service as a first responder and leader of the FDNY during the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks.

The Gertrude and Louis Feil Cancer Center in Valley Stream, a cornerstone of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s cancer program, treats around 1,500 patients annually and has been awarded the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award three times since 2009. The center is recognized as one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the New York metropolitan area.

Cancellieri credited the success to the dedication of the hospital staff and the event’s 40-person planning committee. He noted that the outing has grown so popular that they are considering adding a fourth course next year.

“We’ve had a gala in September which raised a record one million dollars, and we’ve had the golf outing raise another record $800,000,” he said. In those two events, over $1.8 million for the hospital, which is a big help. Whatever help we can give the hospital to achieve its mission, which is to provide quality care for 900,000 people on the south shore of Long Island, whatever we can do, we’re just grateful that we can help.”