ALBANY, N.Y., September 20, 2005 – The same entertainers who raised over $29,000 earlier this year for the American Red Cross to aid victims of the Asian tsunami have now set their sights on raising money for Gulf Coast relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From 8-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, the Albany Medical Center Swing Docs and The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center will hold the Katrina Relief Benefit Dance.
The evening will include big band music, dancing and entertainment. The Desmond is donating the ballroom space for the event as well as food and soft drinks (a cash bar will be available). Admission is $25 and all proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross for Katrina relief efforts. Corporate contributions of $1,000 or $2,500 are also welcome. Call (518) 262-5617 or (518) 262-5207 to make reservations, which are strongly encouraged. Checks for both admission to the event and contributions should be made payable to the American Red Cross and should be sent to the following address: S.D. Glick, 6 Park Edge Lane, Delmar, NY 12054.
Several faculty members formed the Swing Docs at Albany Medical College seven-and-a-half years ago. Founders include Stanley Glick, Ph.D., M.D., director of the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience, Stewart Sell, M.D., then a professor of pathology, and Richard Uhl, M.D., chief of orthopedics. All three are still in the band. Currently, there are 20 band members including physicians, biomedical scientists, a graduate student, a clinical psychologist, an X-ray technician and a physician assistant.