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15th Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament at Brae BurnCountry Club raises $260,000 to benefit National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1respiratory hospital

On July 18, a Who’s Who of New York’s real estate, financialand investment professionals took to the golf course, tennis courts and swimmingpool at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., to raise $260,000 for the NationalJewish Health Fund to Cure Asthma.  

“It was a great day,” said Robert Helpern, one of fivechairs of the event, which attracted 140 participants.

The National Jewish Health Fund to Cure Asthma was founded in1994 by Nancyand James Berry Hill and Marjorie and Stephen Raphael, who experienced thedevastating effects of asthma and were impressed by the level of excellence ofasthma research and treatment at National Jewish Health. Since its inception,more than $4.5 million has been raised to support the work of physicians andscientists at National Jewish Health who seek to better understand, treat and developa cure for asthma. More than 34 million Americans, including 9.6 millionchildren, suffer from asthma; in the past 20 years, the prevalence of asthma inAmericahas increased 75 percent. National Jewish Health, based in Denver, has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s#1 respiratory hospital for 14 consecutive years and is respected byphysicians, scientists and patients as the global leader in asthma and otherrespiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases.

The event was chaired by Robert Helpern, Tannenbaum HelpernSyracuse & Hirschtritt LLP;  StephenB. Siegel, CB Richard Ellis, Inc.; Samuel Lewis, Goodstein Management, Inc.; Zeynep Inanli, QualityBuilding Services; and Zef Lekaj, Sportime at Randall’s Island.

The tournament committee and event sponsors include PhilipKraus, Fred Smith Plumbing and Culligan Water Conditioning; Brian Juodzevich, CommonwealthLand Title Insurance Company; Anthony Watson, EmblemHealth Inc.; Al &Andrew May, Hercules Corp.; Darryl Mallah, The Mallah Group/Icon Parking;Marjorie and Stephen Raphael; Jeffrey Mitzner, First American Title InsuranceCompany of NY; Jay Furman, RD Management; Jacqueline and Robert Helpern; EdMorse, Hess Corporation; Joe  “Dee”Dussich, JAD Building Maintenance Supplies; Jack Irushlami, Tri-Star ConstructionCorp.; Marsha and Richard Goldberg; Nick & Tony Mamounas, The Tower Group; MatthewDurnan, Durnan Group Inc.; Lee Feld, Feld Real Estate Inc.; Lawrence Kestin, GlenmontCapital Management LLC; Eric Rothfield; Vicki and Rick Birdoff; Robert Morrow, KenilworthEquities Ltd.; Theodore Sgouros, M&M Plumbing and Heating; Jill and SandySirulnick; and Roger Soo, NL Financial Alliance and Manhattan Mercedes Benz.

Eachyear, hundreds of patients from the tri-state area travel to National JewishHealth in Denverseeking treatment from world-renowned specialists.  Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital,National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicatedexclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S.News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1respiratory hospital in the nation.

For more information about National Jewish Health, visitnjhealth.org; more information about the Fund to Cure Asthma Golf and TennisTournament is at fundtocureasthmagolf.org.

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