NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Wine and Dine Around the World Raises $50,000 for Ashikari Breast Center

May 1, 2015

Cortlandt Manor, NY

a group of people posing for a photo

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s "Wine and Dine Around the World," an evening of fine food and wine on April 30, raised nearly $50,000.

Proceeds from the evening at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor went to support the hospital’s Ashikari Breast Center. Nearly 450 tickets were sold.

"We thank everyone who supported this outstanding cause," said Hospital President John C. Federspiel. "The Ashikari Breast Center offers quality cancer care in part due to the research and sharing of best practices that events like this help to support."

Proceeds from past years’ events funded symposiums that brought together area oncologists, surgeons and other medical professionals to share best practices and the latest techniques in cancer treatment.

All of the restaurateurs generously contributed both time and all of the food items adding to the success of the event. Among those participating on April 30 were: Xaviars Restaurant, Cedar Street Grill; Elia Taverna; 105 Ten Bar & Grill; Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, Villa Barone, Winery at St. George and many others. The Honorable RoseMarie Panio served as the event chair.

In addition to fine foods, local distributors including Panio Wines and Depot Wine and Liquors provided a wide variety of wines for tasting. Bull and Barrel Brew Pub and Captain Lawrence offered tastings of local craft beer and Star Vodka served its premium vodka.

The Ashikari Breast Center has earned a well-deserved reputation nationwide for expertise and successful outcomes. Founded by Dr. Roy Ashikari, the practice offers access to the finest physicians in the field of breast cancer care. The center is known world -wide for the innovative one-step, nipple-sparing mastectomy, with immediate reconstruction. It is currently participating in the TARGIT clinical trials on intra-operative radiation therapy. The practice includes, Andrew Ashikari, MD; Pond Kelemen, MD and Melita Charles, MD.