Giving to HSS

Giving to Hospital for Special Surgery

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As a generous supporter of our work, you are there for patients when it matters most. Your generosity enables the doctors, nurses and staff at HSS to improve lives and provided the best patient care. 

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A Thankful Runner Gets Back in the Race

Christopher WhippenChristopher Whippen was always a runner. With the completion of his first half marathon in 2009, Christopher began racing and logging miles all over the northeast. However, over time he noticed a gradually increasing pain in the front of his hip. Despite two years of various consultations, therapy sessions, and treatments, Chris could barely walk. Luckily, he heard about HSS doctor Bryan Kelly through the writer Matt Long, one of his personal "running heroes." On his first visit to Dr. Kelly, Chris was diagnosed with a labral tear and scheduled for surgery. Christopher notes, "Dr. Kelly's office is a well-oiled machine and by far the best medical experience I have ever had. The surgery went smoothly, and Dr. Kelly's office staff supported me through every step of the recovery process." Today, eight months after his surgery, Christopher has returned to running. He says, "I can't thank God enough for the people at HSS... I feel that I got the best medical treatment available Christopher Whippenand I couldn't be happier with the experience." With the support of our donors, HSS can continue to provide life-changing experiences to patients like Christopher.

No Pain, All Gain!

Mrs. Alta Gilbert donated to HSS out of appreciation for her doctor, Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Friedrich Boettner, MD. "I love Dr. Boettner, and I want to do anything I can to help him and the Hospital. He's just incredible." Mrs. Gilbert came to Dr. Boettner for knee surgery and went home without any pain. Within just a few short weeks, Mrs. Gilbert was walking better than she had before her surgery. She notes, "When I tell my friends that I had no pain after my surgery, they are shocked. I had two knees done, and I had no pain at all!" Mrs. Gilbert believes in the mantra "Put your money where your mouth is," and that's why she made the decision to provide financial support to HSS. "I think Special Surgery is the best hospital in the world. I want to do whatever I can to help."

The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Supports Lupus Research at HSS

In 2010, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation pledged a $1.5 million challenge grant to establish The Peter Jay Sharp Chair in Lupus Research in honor of the late Peter Jay Sharp, a leading Manhattan real estate investor and a devoted philanthropist. The Chair is occupied by Dr. Alessandra Pernis, a Senior Scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery, enabling her to perform crucial research and mentor the future generation of scientists. Dr. Pernisí research focuses on the common signaling pathways responsible for the development of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Her studies have provided a new understanding of how certain key proteins affect the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, resulting in the inappropriate production of such molecules in an immune response. The Foundationís generous gift enables research that promises to refine treatments and alleviate pain for patients living with lupus and related illnesses.

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Ways to Give

Make a Gift of Stock
Donating stock is a wonderful way to support Hospital for Special Surgery. In most cases you will avoid paying capital gains tax, while receiving a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock.

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Make a Gift by Phone
Please call 646.797.8728 between 9am and 5pm EST to make a gift using your credit card or with questions about making a gift.

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