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Winthrop Offers a Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients - Archived
Date
January 6, 2015
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On November 20, 2014, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Pediatric Diabetes Program hosted its Fifth Annual Bite of Hope Dinner at the Inn at New Hyde Park. The event honored the special achievements of Jeffrey and Carol Rosenking of Westbury and raised $52,000 to benefit the Program and its multifaceted approach to treating young patients with diabetes.

Recognized as one of the top 20 Children’s Hospitals in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the nation by US News & World Report, the Program was established in 2002 and continues to rank at the forefront of groundbreaking treatment, education and care for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes throughout the tri-state region.

Proceeds from the Bite of Hope event will be directly used for the psychosocial services provided by Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program. Since these services are offered free to patients and are not reimbursed by insurance, the Program relies on philanthropic contributions to thrive.

The evening was emceed by CBS News’ Sophia Hall with entertainment provided by Maximilian Sisalli. Winthrop Pediatric Diabetes Program Director Jean Corrigan, RN, MA, CDE, applauded Jeffrey and Carol Rosenking and their daughter, Taylor, for enriching Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program with their generosity and personal commitment to its comprehensive education and medical care.

Ms. Corrigan also gratefully acknowledged the tireless efforts of event Coordinator, Lori Benzoni and Winthrop’s Pediatric Development Manager, Linda Sweeney. Joseph Lannig introduced the Youth Achievement Award winner, Ashley Randall of Port Washington, and praised her for her tireless efforts to raising funds for the cure.

The Pediatric Diabetes Team at Winthrop is grateful for the community’s continued support of their program. Their mission is to provide quality care and comprehensive education promoting independent self-care for patients as they move from childhood to young adulthood. Children are encouraged to embrace a positive philosophy as they learn to successfully manage this chronic illness.

For more information about Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program, visit www.winthrop.org or call 1-866-WINTHROP.