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Yuletide Ball Raises Over $216,000 for Winthrop’s Child Life Program - Archived
February 23, 2015

Each year during the December holiday season, friends and supporters of Winthrop-University Hospital gather for the Yuletide Ball, an elegant evening of dining, dancing and fundraising to benefit the Hospital’s Child Life Program. The 2014 Yuletide Ball, graciously hosted by Garden City residents John and Kristin Miller on December 6, was a great success, raising over $216,000.

The Yuletide Ball is a pivotal annual event that garners the community’s support for Winthrop’s unique Child Life Program, through which specially trained Child Life Specialists help children understand and cope with hospitalization. The caring and highly trained staff use therapeutic play, arts and crafts, entertainment and other diversions to ensure that the hospital experience is as stress-free as possible for children and their families. Child Life Specialists are available in the Pediatric Emergency Unit, the Cancer Center for Kids, Pediatric Specialty Center and the Hospital’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center.

A vital program across the full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services at Winthrop, Child Life is supported in its entirety by philanthropic contributions.

Contact: Courtney Allison
                Publications Specialist
                (516) 663-2234

Collins Table_DSC6809.jpg(Top row, l.-r.) Mark Kleine and his wife, Barbara Kohart-Kleine, Senior Vice President, Administration at Winthrop; Carol Ann Treiber with husband John Treiber, member of the Board of Directors at Winthrop; Alexandrine Ribas; E. Ramone Segree, Vice President, Development at Winthrop. (Bottom row, l.-r.) Bronwyn Hannon and her husband, New York State Senator Kemp Hannon; J. Edmund Keating, Vice President, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at Winthrop, with his wife Marion Keating; John Collins, President and CEO at Winthrop, with his wife, Cathy Collins.
Committee_DSC6757.jpgThe 2014 Yuletide Ball Committee: (L.-R.) Ali Volpe, Board of Regents member and 2013 Yuletide Ball Host and Chair; Michelle Clark, member of the Board of Directors at Winthrop; Amanda Wood; Mary Beth Tully, member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Development Steering Committee at Winthrop; Kristin Miller, 2014 Yuletide Ball Host and Chair; Ellen McMillin; Liz Golden, member of the Board of Regents at Winthrop and 2012 Yuletide Ball Host and Chair; Soraya Gage, member of the Board of Directors at Winthrop; Tara Segarra; Sheila Heslin, member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Development Steering Committee at Winthrop. Committee members not pictured: Sandy DeMille; Liz Durand and Paula McGovern.