I-A Charity Golf Association Supports Star Hospice House

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care has received a third installment of $28,000 toward the Italian-American Charity Golf Association’s $100,000 pledge to The Star Hospice House.

Opened in July 2022, the Star Hospice House is a compassionate extension of Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care’s services. It provides comfort and dignity in a home-like setting for those facing life’s final stages. The Star Hospice House is ideal for patients who lack a caregiver at home, have complex medical needs, or simply desire a peaceful environment for their final days.

From left are Mike Testa, Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care CEO, and David Munella, and David Munella, chairman of the Italian-American Charity Golf Association.

“We are incredibly proud to maintain our unwavering support for The Star Hospice House. This partnership allows us to give back to our community and ensure exceptional care for those in need, thanks to the generosity of our donors,” said David Munella, chairman of the Italian-American Charity Golf Association.

The Italian American Charity was an idea that came to fruition in 1971 headed by 13 men. The tournament turns 53 years old this year. A yearly celebration of Italian-American heritage and goodwill was a unique way to establish the event and benefit a cause which continues to this day. Learn more about The Italian-American Charity Golf Association by visiting This year’s tournament begin Thursday at Holiday Valley.

“At CHPC, we’re incredibly grateful for the Italian American Charity Golf Association’s continued support of The Star Hospice House. Their dedication to our community is truly inspiring. Their consistent commitment has made them a highly respected partner, and together we ensure exceptional care for those in need,” said Mike Testa, Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care CEO.

Original article by The Post-Journal.

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