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Annual Swim-A-Thon

Nearly 175 swimmers made a splash on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s 15th Annual Swim-a-Thon at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. Participants raised funds for the Hospital’s Child Life Program through which certified Child Life Specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures, teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family. The 2016 event raised $53,000, bringing the event’s total contributions to the Child Life Program since its inception in 2002 to more than $400,000.

Participants enjoyed massage therapy by Licensed Massage Therapist Denise Cook, RN; live music by the Central Beat rock band; crafts provided by Cathy Grossfeld of All About Kids; yoga by Donna Dragani, prizes and more.

“We are grateful for the community’s support in making the event such a success, and every lap goes a long way,” said Ron Marino, DO, MPH, Associate Chairman and Director of General Pediatrics at NYU Winthrop, and organizer of the annual fundraiser. “The event grows yearly and is a great time for all!”

For more information about the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.

2016 Sponsors


Premiere Sponsor

Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Towel Sponsors

The Ruoff Family
Saf-T-Swim
Windsor Financial, LLC

Swim Lane Sponsors

Alex Stewart International Corporation
Robert Brooks
The Founder's Group at Morgan Stanley
Steven Geismar - PACOAA
JETS of America, LTD
Michael Magro Foundation
The Nessler Family
Teck Metals Ltd.
The Treiber Family Foundation
waterheaters.com
NYU Winthrop Pediatric Associates – Mineola
NYU Winthrop Hospital Hempstead Pediatrics Clinic

Make A Splash Sponsor

Abbott Nutrition

Dolphin Sponsors

All About Kids
Applied Construction Services, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Dan M. Barlev
Mr. & Mrs. Ray and Leslie Bell
Donna Dragani
Lazersharp Plumbing & Heating, Inc
Drs. Anthony & Ruth Randi
Dr. Rachel Ruotolo & Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC