The Dancing with Our Stars Gala, United Hospitce of Rockland’s signature fundraising event will be held at a new venue this year– the Pearl River Hilton –on Sunday, October 16 at 5 p.m.. The event honorees will be the Honorable Scott & Colleen Vanderhoef and James F. Murphy, three individuals who will be recognized for their long-standing commitment to United Hospice of Rockland as well as their dedication to community service.

The community is invited to join United Hospice of Rockland at the Dancing with Our Stars Gala for an evening featuring a cocktail hour and a full dinner, followed by an award ceremony and entertainment by our “dancing stars.” This year’s guest dancers include: Shelley Brill, Christopher Capra, Mary Ann D’Aloia, Jack D’Amico, Mary Miele and Lenore Congemi Sanchez, who will be partnered with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio and NY DanceSport for an incredible exhibition!

Professional judges cast their votes to determine the “Judges Choice,” but friends, families and neighbors may buy votes in advance for the “People’s Choice.” Attendees are also encouraged to “put on their dancing shoes.”

Gala Sponsors to-date:

Platinum: Atlantic-Tomorrow’s Office

Gold: Holt Construction & US Information Systems, Inc.

Silver: Todd & Robyn Herbst & Tess McCormack-Raso

Bronze: Dominican College/Siena House; Nyack Hospital; Orange & Rockland Utilities; David G. Schwartz

For information about attending the Gala, becoming a sponsor, placing journal ads and purchasing votes for your favorite dancers, go to uhrgala2016.eventbrite.com or contact Kathy Bookman, director of Development at 845.634.4974, or  kbookman@hospiceofrockland.org.

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