Friend in Deed - Upstate University Hospital's Annual Campaign for both downtown and community campuses
a great way to say thank you for exceptionAL care
while helping others
2014 Campaign Chair
Michael H. Ratner, M.D.
Prof. Emeritus in Pediatric Surgery
Foundation for Upstate Medical
Many people embrace the new year with hope. Some hope to lose weight, quit smoking, or hope that somehow the new year will be better than the old. Most of us hope for good health. Sometimes the unfortunate occurs, and hospitalization results. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the annual fund for Upstate University Hospital, which helps to provide for the needs of our patients and their families. We hope you will consider giving to the annual fund.
Called Friend in Deed, the annual fund is an important financial resource for many clinical programs and patient services at the hospital. In fact, it may surprise you to know that sometimes it is the only potential source of funding for these programs and services. Further, a gift to Friend in Deed reaches well beyond the hospital; it contributes to the overall health of our community.
Every year, requests for funding from Friend in Deed exceed the amount raised, putting us in the very difficult position of deciding which worthwhile endeavors to fund...or not. You can also add a tribute to your gift to thank your health care provider(s). Donations benefit Upstate University Hospital Downtown AND Community locations. Thank you in advance for your gift to the Friend In Deed campaign!
Read about how your generosity helps through Friend in Deed.
2014 Friend in Deed Awards