Monday, August 15, 2016

Benefit for River Hospital In Alexandria Bay Set for Aug. 26

Submitted by DANI BAKER

Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, is hosting a wine and cheese tasting to benefit the River Hospital Hope and Healing Capital Campaign from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.

It will take place outdoors rain or shine (with tents in case of inclement weather) in the farm’s recently planted “Edible Forest Garden.”

Homestead Heritage Cheese of LaFargeville and Northern Flow Vineyards of Clayton will be offering samples and sales of their cheese and wines accompanied by the music of “Rajah.” 

Floral arrangements by Primrose Hill Flower Co. will grace the festivities. Representatives from River Hospital from will be on hand to meet and greet attendees.

Informal tours of the garden will be led by Dani Baker, its designer and co-owner of the farm.

This event is open to the public for a minimum donation per person at the gate of $20 per person, $30 per couple. All proceeds will go to the River Hospital Hope and Healing Capital Campaign.

River Hospital has announced plans to renovate the campus’s main hospital building and construct a new facility dedicated to the delivery of integrated primary and behavioral care. 

These needed enhancements are designed to improve access to the hospital’s emergency room, physical therapy, and behavioral health services, provide patients with a new level of comprehensive and collaborative care, and facilitate growth over the next decade.

The Hope + Healing renovation and modernization project is estimated to cost $7.25 million and will be supported through a combination of community fund-raising, grant funding and hospital reserves.

For more information about the Hope and Healing Campaign call Stephanie Weiss, Executive Director of Development, at (315) 482- 4976..

For more information about the event, contact River Hospital or Dani Baker at Cross Island Farms at (315) 482- 3663 or organic@crossislandfarms.

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