Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Berkshire Medical Center’s Healing Gardens
Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. There are many characteristics that make The Berkshire Medical Center’s Cancer Center at Hillcrest Campus stand out from other cancer care facilities, from its peaceful setting and private views of Lake Onota to its architecturally unique building to the high caliber of staff who provide care to their patients. On Saturday, August 29, the third annual Garden Party Beer and Wine Tasting was held on the huge lawn of the facility amongst extensive gardens, mountain views and walking trails which provide patients with a serene experience while they receive treatment. The event was a fundraiser for services such as yoga, Reiki, massage therapy, acupuncture and many more that have been shown to improve symptoms in cancer patients but are not covered by insurance. Money raised will also go towards lymphedema sleeves, wigs and cosmetology services. Featuring food from local restaurants, a huge selection of wine and craft beer, a silent auction and tours of the Cancer Center, the event also honored “Berkshire Heroes,” people who have made a positive impact on patients being treated for cancer, of which there were many in attendance. Above, Dr. Harvey Zimbler and Dave Phelps, President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems.
Richmond residents Mary and Richard Proskin; Vickie Hott, Hillery Maxymillian and Neal Maxymillian.
Dr. Trevor Bayliss with his wife, Amanda Bayliss; BHS Director of Operations Aaron Crow and Administrative Director Susan Duncan.
Chief of the BMC Division of Radiation Oncology Dr. Wade Gebara with wife, Pilar Gebara; BMC Medical Assistant Katrina Croteau and Kailynn Lanphear.
Ann Marie DeStephanpo and Kevin St.Marie, both Hematology Oncology consultants at Celgene; Reiki healers Isabell Livingston and Shannon Iverson.
Cancer survivor Linda Roberto, Dr. Parvis Sadighi, Kay Sadighi and Medical Technician Cheryl Campoli.