NAPA, Calif., November 14, 2017 – Two extremely generous Napa couples recently announced they have
established irrevocable estate gifts, totaling $1.5 million when they
mature, to support cancer services at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
The announcement was made at Paraduxx Napa Valley during Queen of the Valley
Foundation’s (QV Foundation) Generous Heart fundraiser on September
23, which raised a record-breaking $3.1 million to provide the latest
in radiation therapy treatment and advanced technologies to treat and
diagnose cancer, improving, prolonging and saving lives.
Betty and Ron Profili created an irrevocable Charitable Remainder Unitrust
(CRUT) of $1 million to help ensure high quality cancer services continue
to be available in our community for generations to come.
Linda and Edward I. Barwick’s irrevocable bequest of $500,000 is
directed toward acquiring medical equipment to treat patients at the Queen’s
Regional Cancer Center as well as in the Acute Rehabilitation unit at
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Napa Valley, higher than the
age-adjusted cancer death rate for California as a whole, which is why
the QV Foundation is striving to raise a total of $18.7M to help support
renovation and upgrades to the Queen’s Regional Cancer Center.
Betty and Ron Profili
Linda and Ed Barwick
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About Queen of the Valley Foundation
Queen of the Valley Foundation was established in 1969 by a group of local
residents who wanted to ensure ongoing, locally managed support for quality
medical care in the Napa community. They knew that a financially healthy
medical center was vital to the future of the place they called home.
Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $102 million
for St. Joseph Health Queen of the Valley’s equipment and facilities,
while increasing community awareness of the medical center's needs.
More information on the foundation may be found at
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-bed, acute-care facility founded
by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health
care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services
provided include a regional heart center; orthopedic center and cancer
center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons;
the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, a neurosurgery program affiliated
with UCSF; a Women’s Center; maternity and infant care; inpatient
and outpatient minimally invasive surgery; and a full-service emergency
department and trauma center, amongst many other specialty services. More
information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at