FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Allison Fleming, (718) 670-2374
A Spring Night Gala Receives Pledges of
More Than $1 Million for New York Hospital Queens Cancer Program
Georgia and Dimitrios Kaloidis and the Honorable Claire
Recognized for Dedication to Developing Queens
Flushing, N.Y., June 6, 2013 — New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) received pledges of more than $1 million for the hospital’s cancer program at the annual A Spring Night Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. More than 600 benefactors, hospital leaders and physicians attended the fundraiser that honored Georgia and Dimitrios Kaloidis, owners of Terrace on the Park and the Georgia Diner, and former Queens Borough President, the Honorable Claire Shulman.
“Our honorees have helped shape the Queens community and have shown tremendous support for the growth of the borough and NYHQ,” said Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer, NYHQ. “Cancer is a disease that affects people of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups, including too many people right here in Queens. The Kaloidis and Mrs. Shulman, in support of the community and the fight against cancer, have generously contributed to the expansion of our cancer program.”
The Kaloidis received the hospital’s highest honor, the Pacesetter Award, for their contributions to churches, monasteries, hospitals (including NYHQ) and schools in the U.S. and in Greece. Dimitrios 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.
NYHQ leaders presented the Honorable Claire Shulman with the inaugural Community Service Award for her continuous efforts to build a better Queens. She served as the borough president of Queens from 1986 to 2002 and is currently president and chief executive officer of the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
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Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer, NYHQ (left) and George F. Heinrich, M.D., chairman, Board of Trustees, NYHQ (right) presented Dimitrios (center) and Georgia Kaloidis (2nd from left) with the Pacesetter Award and the Honorable Claire Shulman (2nd from right) with the inaugural Community Service Award at New York Hospital Queens’ A Spring Night Gala.
More than 600 benefactors, hospital leaders and physicians of NYHQ attended A Spring Night Gala at the American Museum of Natural History. This year, more than $1 million was pledged for the hospital’s cancer program.