Ben Goldenberg, an incoming 8th grader at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua raised $18,000 for the Bruce and Andrea Yablon Cancer Health and Wellness Program and the Breast Health Initiative for Underserved Women, both at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), through his Bar Mitzvah project at Bet Torah Synagogue in Mount Kisco.
Ben’s March Madness Basketball Tournament, a three-on-three basketball tournament for boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades, was held at Horace Greely High School in Chappaqua.
Ben held the fundraiser in honor of his mother, Brandi, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer. He says she was fortunate to receive annual imaging exams that caught her cancer at an early stage. Ben selected Northern Westchester Hospital to receive the donation because his mom had such a good experience at the Cancer Center and the services offered at its Health and Wellness Program helped his mom through her cancer journey.
Ben, who enjoys basketball and soccer in his spare time, lives with his parents Brandi and Adam Goldenberg, and his sister Gabi.