Longtime Queens Business Owners and Former Borough President of Queens to be Honored at NYHQ’s A Spring Night Gala

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Longtime Queens Business Owners and Former Borough President of Queens to be Honored at NYHQ’s A Spring Night Gala

Georgia and Dimitrios Kaloidis, owners of Terrace on the Park and the Georgia Diner, and
the Honorable Claire Shulman to Receive Awards for Dedication to Developing Queens

WHAT:
New York Hospital Queens will honor longtime business owners and philanthropists, Georgia and Dimitrios Kaloidis, and the former Queens Borough President, the Honorable Claire Shulman, at the annual A Spring Night Gala. These honorees have helped shape the Queens community and have been the backbone of the borough for many years.

The Pacesetter Award, the hospital’s highest honor, will be presented to Georgia and Dimitrios Kaloidis for their charitable work benefiting health, educational and religious institutions in both the U.S. and Greece. NYHQ will present the Honorable Claire Shulman with the inaugural Community Service Award for her continuous efforts to build a better Queens.

A Spring Night Gala is New York Hospital Queens’ major fundraising event. Proceeds will benefit the continued development of the hospital’s comprehensive cancer program that integrates current diagnostic and treatment services.

WHERE:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m., Cocktail Reception: All interviews with honorees and hospital administration will take place at this time.

7:40 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., Pacesetter Award Ceremony: Members of the press can photograph/record the award ceremony.

WHO:
During the cocktail reception, members of the press will have the opportunity to interview the honorees, Georgia and Dimitrios Kaloidis, and the Honorable Claire Shulman; Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer, NYHQ; and George Heinrich, M.D., chairman, NYHQ Board of Trustees.

Members of the press may photograph/record the award ceremony.

ABOUT THE NYHQ CANCER CENTER
Cancer affects people of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups. On average, there are more than 10,000 cancer cases diagnosed and 3,300 cancer deaths each year in Queens county. At the NYHQ Cancer Center, the entire continuum of cancer care—prevention, screening, diagnostics, treatment and recovery—is a top priority. The center’s staff provide comprehensive services to approximately 2,000 newly diagnosed patients each year, including those with brain, lung, breast, blood, prostate, colorectal, gynecological, oral, head and neck cancers.

In addition to our many educational, prevention and screening services, as well as navigation support, the cancer center provides a wide range of individually targeted treatment protocols. These protocols incorporate medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery and clinical studies. The Cancer Center is also a leading provider of brachytherapy, a form of internal radiation therapy involving seed implantation.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

ABOUT GEORGIA AND DIMITRIOS KALOIDIS
Dimitrios Kaloidis
and Georgia Kaloidis founded a chain of diners, restaurants and banquet facilities that include the renowned Georgia Diner on Queens Boulevard, and the classic banquet and event facility, Terrace on the Park. Today, their business endeavors are an integral part of the Queens community. Mr. and Mrs. Kaloidis are generous philanthropists and humanitarians. The couple has made major contributions to churches, monasteries, hospitals (including NYHQ) and schools in the U.S. and in Greece. Mrs. Kaloidis is also a member of the Board of Trustees at NYHQ.

ABOUT THE HONORABLE CLAIRE SHULMAN
The Honorable Claire Shulman
served as the borough president of Queens from 1986 to 2002. She is currently the president and chief executive officer of the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC. During her time in office and in her current position, Mrs. Shulman plays an active role in the effort to develop Queens. Mrs. Shulman is also a member of the Board of Trustees at NYHQ.

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