For years, the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) has helped thousands of patients fight cancer by paying for their health-insurance premiums, thereby ensuring that they receive the best possible medical care.

RCCS annually assists close to 1,200 patients and has an ever-growing budget of over $6 million. Sadly, many of these patients are local families from within the Five Towns and Far Rockaway communities. In fact, approximately $500,000 of RCCS funds was allocated to the Five Towns and Far Rockaway areas in the past year.

In light of this need, five families from our area have graciously opened their homes this coming Lag B’Omer morning, May 18, to host simultaneous breakfast receptions to benefit the cancer-stricken patients in our community.

All proceeds are being used to subsidize insurance policies for cancer patients within the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. The events, chaired by RCCS board member Shlomo Weiss, will be hosted by Dovid and Chani Scharf, Yochanan and Ruchama Frisch, Dani and Michali Rosenthal, Steve and Nechama Landau, and Alon and Chanie Goldberger, co-hosted by Yehuda and Mindy Zachter.

Rabbanim who will be providing divrei chizuk at the events include Rabbi Mordechai Stern of Beis Medrash Heichel Dovid, Rabbi Yaakov Feitman of Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Blumenkrantz of Bais Medrash Ateres Yisroel, Rabbi Zvi Ralbag of Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchok, and noted speaker Rabbi Dov Silver.

Over the past 17 years, the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society has paid approximately $25 million on behalf of cancer-stricken patients, resulting in half a billion dollars of medical care. Please help them continue this important and holy work. In the past 12 months, a total of 1,172 patients have turned to RCCS for help, close to 75 of them from the Five Towns and Far Rockaway communities.

On behalf of the cancer-stricken patients who are your friends and neighbors, please attend this Sunday for an inspiring breakfast event.

For further information about the RCCS, please contact Rabbi Yosef C. Golding, executive director, at v


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