Hundreds turned out for the RCCS Summer Barbecue event in Flatbush, benefitting the organization which assists cancer patients.
The past few months were the “worst season in RCCS history, with 12 applications for insurance coverage received in one week,” organizers said.
In the past 12 months, RCCS has assisted close to 1,200 cancer patients, in the USA and in Israel, making it the worst year in its 17 years of existence.
Once again, the two neighboring communities of Crown Heights and Marine Park were invited to participate. Funds raised will benefit the scores of cancer-stricken patients in the Flatbush, Marine Park and Crown Heights communities.
The outdoor barbecue took place at East 22nd Street and Avenue I, in front of the home of Pinny and Yaffa Rand, and included entrees, mouth-watering accoutrements, wine tasting, sushi and exciting raffle prizes and entertainment by the Mezamrim choir. The exciting program included a mini auction and a grand raffle of a car lease.
Rabbi Moshe Klein, who heads up the Crown Heights branch of RCCS, led the public recitation of Tehillim on behalf of all Cholei Yisroel and the wounded soldiers in Eretz Yisroel.
Community service awards were presented to Sergeant Yitzy Jablon of the NYPD Community Affairs Division, Jerry Weissman, President of Omni Health Care, and to Yoel Brull, founder of ‘A Hope to Heal.’
RCCS Flatbush Division is in memory of Tziporah Faiga Gelb a”h and the BBQ is in memory of Chedva Freidel Rand a”h. The Crown Heights Chapter is in honor of the Rubashkin Family.
Each year, RCCS saves the lives of hundreds of cancer-stricken patients in need by subsidizing their health insurance premiums, thus providing them access to the best possible medical care. Today, RCCS subsidizes insurance policies for over 350 cancer-stricken patients each year, and provides hundreds more with emergency medical subsidies, insurance advocacy, social services, and medical direction.