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Last Thursday’s 4th Annual Hancock Classic to benefit York Hospital lived up to its name.  The event, held at Cape Neddick’s Cliff House Resort, was a classic mix of entertainment, enlightening information, and auction prizes, both silent and live – worth fighting for. With a cache of local healthy agers in attendance, including Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrayed “The Most Interesting Man in the World”, and speaker, Dr. Robert McAfee, Maine’s first President of the American Medical Association, the evening’s table topics weren’t limited to cocktail conversation.

Over 166 guests attended, celebrating and strengthening the The Hancock Family Fund for Healthy Aging whose programs promote and benefit the overall health and well-being of older adults in the community. The Hancock Family hosted a party with a purpose – successfully raising over $90,000—supporting the fund’s growing number of services.  Those like the much in-demand Transportation, Meals and Prescription Delivery and the burgeoning House Calls Program and The Center for Older Adults.

The Hancock Fund and fundraiser were both named and created to honor the lives of Cape Neddick residents Frank & Kay Hancock, known for their leadership, community spirit, can-do attitude and commitment to York Hospital.  Their children, Josh, Emi and Cal established the fund in 2015, as a way to continue their parents’ legacy. Chairman of the Fund and Emcee of the event, Josh Hancock entertained the lively crowd with his engaging tales, while auctioning a variety of silent and live auction items.  The latter ranging from a private Nubble Lighthouse excursion, to one week’s use of Aston Martin’s Vantage coupe, valued at $192,000+! Silent auction prizes ran the gamut of luxury townhome vacations in the White Mountains and Cape Cod’s Herring Cove Beach, to a kayak package valued at $3,300, along with gift cards for local businesses – fishing charters, Pilates or Playhouse tickets and more!  Smiling, he offered, “I am continually overwhelmed by the love and support of this community. Each year, The Classic continues to grow, and our entire Hancock Family is heartened to know that more and more “Healthy Agers” will benefit in so many ways from the generosity of The Hospital’s – and our – friends and family.  Looking forward to next year already!”

York Hospital President and CEO, Jud Knox agrees. “We are fortunate to have the Hancock family support…with the addition of The Center for Older Adults and House Calls Program, York Hospital is committed to continue our care for our older adults.  And we look forward to introducing new programs like Companion Service, Support for Caregivers, Cognitive Rehab and a Geriatric Pharmacy Consult Service.”

For more information about these programs, please contact The Center for Older Adult Care at York Hospital, at 207-351-2371.  To make a donation to The Hancock Family Fund for Healthy Aging, please contact Carol Kane, Director of Development, at ckane@yorkhospital.com or 207-351-3520.

Hancock Classic Sponsors and Donors:

Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Aston Martin vehicles; Astral Tequila; Betts Family Foundation; Massachusetts General Hospital, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network, ROW 34-Portsmouth, USI Insurance Services; MedPro Group, Baker, Newman Noyes; Greg and Valerie Filias & Filias Advertising, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co., Health Plans, Inc., Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints, Kittery Trading Post, David Lombardi.tv, Ogunquit Lobster Pound, Hannaford & Dumas Printing, JoshCAR.com, Michael O’Keefe, New England Retirement Consultants, Northeast Delta Dental, R.S.V.P Discount Beverage, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Varney & Co. Benefits Advisors, Village Veterinary Clinic, York Parks & Recreation, York Hospital Provider Organization.