NATIONAL KIDNEY
FOUNDATION

of Northeast New York, Inc.
23 Computer Drive East, Albany, NY 12205-1134 . (518)458-9697 > FAX (518)458-9690
Southern Tier Chapter . PO Box 2617 . Binghamton, NY 13902-2617 . 800-999-9697
www.kidney.org . www.nkfneny.org . nkfneny@crisny.org
Board of Directors
Officers
CHAIRMAN
Patrick Stevens

VICE CHAIR
Kim Healy

SECRETARY
Dianne Dully

TREASURER
Linda Karlsson

October 10, 2001

Dr. David Bonner
Adirondack Area Network
539 9th Avenue
Troy, NY 12182
Directors
Harriet Bougen
Mariana V. Crosier
Dianne Dully
Cheryl Eberle
Kim Healy
Linda Karlsson
Brian Petraitis
Abe Sherer, DDS
Patrick Stevens
Dear Dr. Bonner,

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the success of the second annual Gift of Life Celebration, an event designed to bring awareness to our community about organ donation and benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Northeastern New York. On October 2nd, over 120 people gathered in the Otesaga Ballroom to experience the Celebration and meet special guest actor and transplant recipient, Larry Hagman. Over $25,000 was raised for local kidney research, patient and family programs, and services of the National Kidney Foundation of Northeastern New York.
MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

PRESIDENT
Barry Kogan, MD

Directors

George Bailie, PharmD, PhD
Geraldine Biddle, RN, CNN
Jorge Cerda, MD
David J. Conti, MD
George Eisele, MD
Lorraine Flaherty, PhD
Darren Grabe, PharmD
Sue Millstein, CSW
Gerald Mizejewski, MD
Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Kenneth Phelps, MD
Stuart Rosenberg, MD
Your role in the success of the Gift of Life Celebration was tremendous. Your dedication to our community and healthcare is apparent in your genuine support of the event and we are grateful for your assistance in disseminating information about organ donation and the current crisis in our country to our communities. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Gift of Life Celebration Committee and patients and families we serve, thank you for your efforts and support towards "Making Lives Better".

We cannot overstate how appreciative we are of your support and look forward to your participation next year. The Gift of Life Celebration Committee is already making plans for a late September 2002 event!

With thanks,
HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS
Mario "Duke" Capabianco
Roger E. Coene
Thomas and Olivia McDonough
Steve Bieritz
Chairman, Gift of Life Celebration
Kristi Jongeling
Executive Director
FOUNDER - Ed Sperber
Gift of Life Celebration Committee
Stephen Baldwin
Marjorie Landers
Raquel Rosen, MD
Sally Bieritz
Diane Koffer
Karine Rich
Sandy Hough
Pat Mower, MD
Don Richardson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kristi M. Jongeling

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Maegan E. Frantz

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
April M. Whetter
enclosures
MAKING LIVES BETTER
Northeast New York 24 County Region: Albany . Broome . Chenango . Clinton . Columbia . Deleware . Essex . Franklin . Fulton . Greene . Hamilton . Herkimer . Lewis . Madison . Montgomery . Oneida . Otsego . Rensselaer . Saratoga . Schenectady . Schoharie . St. Lawrence . Warren . Washington