Halloween Fundraiser Results in Wonderful Treats for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Posted December 07, 2011 in Charities
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Media Contact: Miami – October 29, 2011
The home of renowned Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Hochstein and his wife Lisa Hochstein served as the backdrop for a Halloween Fundraiser that saw tricks and treats that went to benefit the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. This tremendous event has been hosted by Dr. Hochstein for the past five years as a way to give back to important charitable causes. This year Dr. and Mrs. Hochstein selected the Foundation for Women’s Cancer because of a personal connection. “I learned that my Business Manager, who has been a vital part of the success of my practice, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just five months ago” commented Dr. Hochstein.
“Her diagnosis made the selection of this year’s beneficiary an easy decision. We felt it important to help not only because of her but all women who find themselves confronted with a disease that can be successfully treated with early detection,” expressed Lisa Hochstein.
“As a practice, this diagnosis has helped us incorporate messages in our office and on our Web site that help women know the hidden, often overlooked signs that need more recognition and attention. We are in the business of improving the outward experience of our patients that enhances their self-confidence, self-image, and self-esteem. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is the business of saving women’s lives through awareness, education and research,” Dr. Hochstein continued.
Although guests had to brave scary and soggy weather conditions throughout the evening, they still came out to support Dr. and Mrs. Hochstein and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. The event raised just over $18,000 that will help advance the important work of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.
“We could not be more thrilled with the generosity and kindness of Dr. and Mrs. Hochstein. They opened their home and provided a wonderful experience for the costumed guests who enjoyed an evening of revelry and fun. Through them, we are able to continue supporting those yet to be diagnosed and those who are currently managing a diagnosis through programs that emphasize prevention, early detection and optimal treatment. The Hochstein’s certainly set an example for others to follow,” commented Karen Carlson, Executive Director, Foundation for Women’s Cancer.
For more information about the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, visit its Web site at foundationforwomenscancer.org. For information about supporting the programs of Foundation, please contact Sharon Krinsky, Director of Philanthropy, Foundation for Women’s Cancer at 312. 580.1165.