Nearly 175 swimmers made a splash on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Winthrop-University 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 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 Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.
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