Section: News

Two Napa Couples Give Legacy Gifts Totaling $1.5 Million to Support Cancer Care in our Region


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 the hospital.

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

# # #

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

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

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

Share Your Story

Are you interested in sharing
your experience with us?

Yes I am
Share Your Story