August 2017 -- Av-Elul 5777,  Volume 23, Issue 8

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Ben Goldenberg with his mom Brandi. Photo credit: Courtesy of Northern Westchester Hospital

Bar Mitzvah Project Raises Money for Breast Cancer Support at Northern Westchester Hospital

Ben Goldenberg, an incoming 8th grader at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, raised $18,000 for the Bruce and Andrea Yablon Cancer Health and Wellness Program and the Breast Health Initiative for Underserved Women, both at Northern Westchester Hospital, through his synagogue Bet Torah bar mitzvah project. Goldenberg’s March Madness Basketball Tournament, a three-on-three basketball tournament for boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades, was held at Horace Greely High School in Chappaqua.

 

Goldenberg held the fundraiser in honor of his mother, Brandi, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer. He says she was fortunate to receive annual imaging exams that caught her cancer at an early stage. Goldenberg selected Northern Westchester Hospital to receive the donation because his mom had such a good experience at the Cancer Center and the services offered at its Health and Wellness Program helped his mom through her cancer journey.

 

The young man  enjoys basketball and soccer in his spare time and  lives with his parents Brandi and Adam Goldenberg, and his sister Gabi.