Sharon Close

Friends and Family Path at Unity in Memory of Jeff Close

Fundraising for Rochester Regional Health Foundation
raised of US$35,000 target
by 138 supporters
In memory of Jeff Close


My husband, Jeff, was diagnosed in 2017 with a rare form of stomach cancer and had to spend much of his time at Unity hospital.  Many times we wanted to “get away from it all” and not see the institutional part of the hospital. Unity is a beautiful hospital but it’s missing an outside area for people to “tune out” their medical conditions. Jeff passed on August 22, 2019. Jeff is not just remembered for having cancer, he is remembered for being a humble, witty, reliable husband, friend and family member.

I proposed a project to Rochester Regional Health to create a paved path around the pond at Unity in Jeff’s, memory. Jeff always liked seeing the pond from his hospital room. I would love to make it easier for future patients and their caretakers to get away from the inner walls of the hospital and enjoy the pond and fresh air in an easy way. The project will cost $35,000. Please consider donating to this fundraising initiative to help future patients and their loved ones enjoy time together outside of the hospital.

Big News! We are so close to our goal, and need your help. Wegmans Food Markets has stepped in to offer a corporate match of up to $5,000. If donors like you could help us meet that fill match we would exceed our goal and see this project come to light. 

Close Path at Unity Hospital Benefit in Memory of Jeff Close
To support the fundraising journey to build the path around Unity Pond
Sunday, December 5th
75 Stutson Street, Rochester, NY 14612
2:00 -  5:00pm
$10 donation at the door

Sharon Close

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