The Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) will be holding its 11th annual garden breakfast at the home of Shlomo Weiss, 130 Central Avenue in Lawrence, on Sunday May 12 in support of the hundreds of cancer-stricken patients in our communities. All proceeds are being used to subsidize insurance policies for cancer patients within the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. For the past 10 years, RCCS had its annual garden BBQ hosted by community and committee members and chaired by Shlomo Weiss.

Eleven years ago, a group of young people sought to make a difference for the cancer-stricken patients in our community. The Young Initiative Committee (YIC) of Queens was formed by Chaim Kurz in an effort to support the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS). Since then, the committee has expanded and contributed to an ever-spreading cause, raising a few million dollars over the past decade.

This year the guest speaker will be Rabbi Dovid Weinberger. In addition, there will be a video presentation showing the miracles that, with Hashem’s help, RCCS does, describing the lifesaving efforts on behalf of the patients being helped right here in our community. Every dollar contributed to RCCS can make a difference in a patient’s life.

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. Help them continue this important and holy work. In the past 12 months, a total of 1,100 patients have turned to RCCS for help, 112 of them from the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.

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, visit v


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