UPDATE: With the number of COVID-19 patients continuing to increase, the Della Pietra Family’s $500,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge for critical supplies and treatments has been extended by the Clarkson and Heintzelman Family to $750,000.
A message requesting help in protecting the well-being of the Stony Brook University Hospital patients as well as the entire community was issued today by Kenneth Kaushansky, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine.
The Della Pietra Family has generously launched a community challenge by pledging a $250,000 dollar-for-dollar match to help ensure our hospital has enough of the critical supplies and treatments it needs to combat COVID-19, Dr. Kaushansky wrote.
Contributions may be given online here.
“Our community needs to pull together to support those among us who are suffering from this outbreak, as well as the people who are on the front lines, putting themselves at risk as they care for our colleagues, friends and loved ones,” Kaushansky wrote.