The Friends of Mercy Medical Center will hold their 47th Annual Gentlemen’s St. Patrick’s Dinner on March 7 at The Hempstead Golf and Country Club.
The honoree at the black-tie event will be State Sen. Dean G. Skelos.
Born, raised and educated in Rockville Centre, Skelos is the highest-ranking Republican official in state government. Prior to his election to the State Senate in 1984, he represented New York State’s 19th Assembly District for two years.
The chairman of this year’s event is Andrew E. Healey of Rockville Centre, a long-time member and past president of The Friends.
Healey serves on the advisory board of the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College, on the Boards of Directors of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Irish Americans in Government. He is also a member of the New York City and Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committees.
“The St. Patrick’s Dinner is one of our most convivial events and one of the most significant fund-raisers for the Medical Center,” Friends President Dr. Marc DiSciullo said.
The event will include the presentation of the proceeds of The Friends 2012 fundraising activities which were pledged to support Mercy’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the only facility on the south shore of Nassau County designated by New York State as being staffed and equipped to provide specialized complex care to all premature and sick newborns.
For tickets and sponsorship reservations or information please go online to www.stpatsfriendsdinner.com or contact Mercy’s Development Department at (516)705-2620.