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New York Breath of Life Golf Tournament Raises More than $190,000 for National Jewish Health


More than 90 golfers played at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, New York, on Monday, June 7 for the annual NY Breath of Life Golf Tournament to benefit National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. The event raised more than $190,000 to fund groundbreaking medical research and treatment for patients across the nation with lung, heart and immune-related disorders, including asthma and COVID-19.

L to R – Sandy Lewis, Bob Helpern, Rob Ivanhoe, Gary Jacob, Elise Udolf, Larry Simon.

New Yorkers Nancy & James Berry Hill and Marjorie & Stephen Raphael originally established the event in 1994 to support the National Jewish Health Fund to Cure Asthma. James and Stephen both serve on the National Jewish Health Board of Trustees. Over the years, this event has helped raise more than $6 million for National Jewish Health. This year, the event supported the research and care of asthma as well as other conditions treated at National Jewish Health.

Leadership for this event include: Tournament Chair Emeritus and National Jewish Health Trustee Samuel B. Lewis, SBL Property Consultants, LLC; Honorary Tournament Chair and National Jewish Health Trustee Robert E. Helpern, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP; Honorary Tournament Chair and Co-Chair of the National Jewish Health Council of Trustees Stephen B. Siegel, CBRE, Inc.; and the 2021 committee including several National Jewish Health Trustees: Leonard Boxer, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP; Marty Burger, Silverstein Properties, Inc.; Robert J. Ivanhoe, Greenberg Traurig; and Gary Jacob, Glenwood Management Corp; Laurence Simon; and Elise Udolf, TGI Title Guarantee, Inc.

Tournament Sponsors included: Eagle Sponsors: Victoria and Lloyd Goldman, Greenberg Traurig, and Marjorie and Stephen Raphael. Birdie Sponsors: CBRE, Inc.; Glenwood Management Corp.; Jacqueline and Robert Helpern; Sheila and Samuel Lewis, Diane and Darryl Mallah Family Foundation; Abby and Andrew May; and Silverstein Properties, Inc. Par Sponsors: Ornella and Robert Morrow; P. Sirulnick & Son/Ditmas Management Corp.; TGI Title Guarantee, Inc.; and Sheryl and Arnie Winick. Founder Digital Sponsors: Marsha and Richard Goldberg; and Tower Group. Patron Digital Sponsors: Bova Cleaning Inc.; Empire State Properties; and Harriet and Eric Rothfeld. Benefactor Digital Sponsors: I.U.O.E. Local 94-94A-94B, AFL-CIO; Kanaris Contracting and Felice and Jay Seeman.

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National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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