The Littauer Foundation Mardi Gras EVENT to be a grand celebration

The Littauer Foundation Mardi Gras EVENT to be a grand celebration

Deb McFarland of McFarland Designs busy creating a backdrop for the Littauer Foundation’s 2018 EVENT taking place 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Johnstown Holiday Inn.


GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK (May 31, 2018)  – THE EVENT is an ever-changing extraordinary gala to benefit Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home. Each year The Nathan Littauer Foundation chooses a theme and creates an experience to remember. Tickets are still available for this year’s gala celebration. The Nathan Littauer Foundation’s 2018 Mardi Gras will be held 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Johnstown Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. Proceeds from The Event will support Littauer Foundation priority projects.

“The EVENT is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to become a significant part of Nathan Littauer Hospital’s ongoing expansion,” states Geoffrey Peck, Vice President and Executive Director of the Nathan Littauer Foundation. “Littauer’s priority projects continuously improve and expand our community services with world-class quality health services.”

Guests will mingle amid the New Orleans, Mardi Gras decor, created by Deb McFarland of McFarland Designs, listen to live music by Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos and experience Cajun cuisine. The popular chocolate fountain and a caricature artist will be back and new this year for Mardi Gras is a psychic doing individual readings.

Silent auction items including art and travel packages will be available, and a 50/50 raffle will give guests a chance to have a winning evening.

Last year our generous guests and sponsors helped the foundation raise more than $100,000 toward the building of the Littauer campus Gloversville Dialysis Center and the Fonda Primary/Specialty Care Center. This year there is mounting excitement for Littauer’s Broadalbin Primary/Specialty Care Center, as well as the addition of new facilities on the hospital campus.

For a memorable evening, please join this year’s Littauer Foundation Mardi Gras. It is a great party for a great cause. Tickets for guests under 30 years of age are $75 and general admission tickets start at just $125. Please call (518) 773-5505 for reservations and questions.

Littauer’s 21st “Images of a Woman” Women’s Wellness Conference is a healthy tradition

HealthLink Littauer is hosting its 21st annual Women’s Wellness Conference, “Images of a Woman,” on Wednesday, August 9 at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave., Johnstown. Two sessions are being offered: noon to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. This highly anticipated women’s conference has become a tradition in the community sharing good health for over 20 years.

HealthLink Littauer is pleased to present Arsyl De Jesus, M.D. as the keynote speaker for this special event. Dr. De Jesus is a radiation oncologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Amsterdam.  She will be sharing a very candid point of view in her presentation – “Attitude of Gratitude: Confessions of an Oncology Doctor.”

Arsyl De Jesus, M.D. , Oncologist

Arsyl De Jesus, M.D. , Oncologist

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to share a most personal and poignant side of cancer and cancer care. As a radiation oncologist, I am faced with pain, suffering and negativity every day,” states Dr. De Jesus. “I believe that we can lift ourselves and others when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate an attitude of gratitude. I hope that by showing them how I cope with the challenges of caring for the sick, how I manage my day to day, I will be able to enlighten and inspire others.”

Included at the event will be various vendors, massage therapy, reflexology, raffles and a buffet style meal. Seats are still available for this highly-anticipated woman’s conference, but call now to secure your seat. Tickets are $35. You can reserve by visiting HealthLink Littauer at 2 Colonial Court in Johnstown or by calling (518) 736-1120.