The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center donated $6,700 in proceeds from a successful car show they held to support the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
The Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, which was held in July on the grounds of Hoover's Dairy in Sanborn, attracted well over 100 cars and several hundred attendees. The family has set a fundraising goal of $25,000 and will hold the car show annually until their goal is realized.
Robert O. Steinjan Sr., who died in July 2015 at the age of 76, had chronic heart disease and was treated at Memorial after suffering both a stroke and a heart attack.
"Each time the staff there took great care of him," said his son, William Steinjan. "Please plan on joining us in July 2017 at Hoover's Dairy for the second running of the Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show. We plan on making it even bigger and better."
"We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the Steinjan family. Their tireless efforts not only raised significant dollars towards our goal but, as importantly, raised awareness of the quality cardiac care offered at Memorial Medical Center," said Vice President for Foundation and Community Relations Judi Nolan Powell.
On hand for the presentation of this year's donation were, from left: Terri Steinjan, Dr. Zubair Shaikh, nurse practitioner Alicia Scott, Diane (Steinjan) Narkiewicz, Melissa Rackmil, Betty Steinjan, Robert Steinjan Jr., Robert Steinjan III, William Steinjan, Janet Kundl, Dr. Sachin Wadhawan and nurse practitioner Susan Delong.