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A Quilter Helps Provide Warmth and Comfort to Albany Med Patients

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Karen Casey started an Albany chapter of Quilts for kids, an international organization of volunteers who make quilts to comfort patients at places like Albany Med.

Our Donor Stories


Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Dedication Takes him ‘Above and Beyond’

Matthew DiCaprio, MD, has a passion for caring for his patients that extends beyond his office and the operating room. He has become a familiar participant in local and national fundraisers, including those that benefit the Children’s Hospital.

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Jodi Della Rocca, CRNA, MS ’02, PhD

Educating for the Future

Jodi Della Rocca, CRNA, MS ’02, PhD, sees her obligation as an educator to ensure students receive the benefit of her knowledge and experience – and also the benefit of her financial support. The assistant professor and associate director of the Center for Nurse Anesthesiology encourages other educators and health care workers to think the same way.

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Lewis Britton, III, MD, and his family.

A Lifetime of Giving

“When you work in a community, you need to
give back to that community.” Lewis W. Britton III, MD, never forgot those words of advice from one of his mentors during thoracic surgery training here at Albany Med.

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Kim Kilby, MD

Giving Back and ‘Paying It Forward’

Like so many doctors, Kim Kilby, MD, took out college loans for medical school—debt that she is still paying. Despite this, she makes it a point to budget for charitable giving, including to Albany Med.

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Anna Hooper has an easier time managing her diabetes because of the work her Aunt Chrissy did for her and hundreds of other patients at Albany Med.

'Aunt Chrissy's' Talents Help Kids with Diabetes at Albany Med

After a request from her grand-niece Anna, who has type 1 diabetes, "Aunt Chrissy" Becker saw a need. Filling that need has helped ensure a happy and active lifestyle for hundreds kids with diabetes.

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A view of the room that the Donna Crandall Foundation renovated to provide a comfortable setting for CF patients.

Providing A Haven for CF Patients

The Donna M. Crandall Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of Donna Crandall, who lost a 41 year battle with cystic fibrosis (CF) in 2000. In her honor, the Foundation has raised nearly $2 million, all of which has gone to support thousands of Albany Medical Center patients living with CF.

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Sharing the Spirit of Halloween Year Round

Each year at Halloween time, Spirit Halloween stores bring the season to the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Med. As part of a huge party, dozens of costumes are provided for the children.  Volunteers help with decorations, crafts and games all to create a fun and festive atmosphere.

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Dr. Joanne Porter (r.) with patient Jordan Glover at the 2013 St. Baldrick's Day celebration.

Staff Shares Kinship with Kids with Cancer

On Sunday, March 16, Albany Med pediatric doctors, Matthew DiCaprio, MD, Jennifer Pearce, MD and Joanne Porter, MD, along with nurses, parents and past patients plan to shave their heads as part of a March 16 St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser ...

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