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Welcome to the Penn State Hershey Association of Faculty and Friends

The Association of Faculty and Friends of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is a non-profit organization with a mission to support and promote medical education, research, clinical care and scholarship; provide a community of friendship to our members through interest groups; and to serve the needs of the community of which we are a part.

In furtherance of these objectives, the AFF engages in charitable activities in support of these goals. More..

Please Join Our Commitment

You can join our commitment to support clinical care, research, medical education and scholarship by making a gift to support The Association of Faculty and Friends by visiting GiveToPennStateHershey.org to make your contribution.

Since 1968, the AFF has sponsored a luncheon and/or fashion show in the spring. This event was held at The Hotel Hershey® and included a lovely lunch and the opportunity to visit with friends and view the latest fashions from local stores. The Luncheon has become a major fundraiser and an equally important opportunity for social exchange between our membership and the community. Learn More >>

Palliative Care - 10th Annual The Kalenak Memorial Golf Classic

11th Annual Kalenak Memorial Golf Classic
Friday, June 5, 2015
Hershey Country Club - West Course

  • Registration and Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Scramble Tournament: 1:00 p.m.
  • Reception and Awards: 6:00 p.m.

The Golf Classic was started in 2003 by Dr. Alexander Kalenak in memory of his wife Kay, as a way to raise funds and awareness about the need for palliative care in the Hershey community. During his wife's illness, Al realized that patients like Kay could benefit from a team approach that integrated medical, emotional and spiritual support. Dr. Kalenak had a long and distinguished career as an orthopedic surgeon in the Hershey area and served as the team physician for the Penn State Football team. Since its inception, the Golf Classic has raised more than $250,000.

Palliative medicine is medical care focused on providing comfort for the seriously ill through the relief of symptoms and stress. This type of medical care is useful at any stage of illness and can be provided along with curative treatments. Our work is dedicated to our strong belief that individuals should live well and attain the highest quality of life, regardless of the nature or severity of their illness. 

AFF Scholarship Recipient 2014

Association of Faculty and Friends promotes medical education, research, clinical care, and scholarship. We are now currently accepting grant requests.

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