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Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center Partners with the New York Racing Association for a Day at the Races
Date
November 30, 2015
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Mineola, NY – On October 3, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center partnered with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) for “Super Saturday” at Belmont Park, an event highlighted by the running of the prestigious Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. A portion of the proceeds from the event – totaling $20,000 – were donated to the Breast Health Center at Winthrop. About 200 attendees braved the rain for a truly fantastic day at the races in support of breast cancer awareness.

“Winthrop’s Breast Health Center has long been committed to providing patients with the best possible breast health care in one convenient location,” said Frank Monteleone, MD, Chief of Breast Services and Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop. “We were proud to partner with the NYRA to bring life-saving education directly to members of the community, and we appreciate all that’s being done to support our quality program.”

On Gold Cup Day, the NYRA offered a special, all-inclusive ticket, which featured clubhouse admission, a post-parade program, North Shore Terrace preferred seating and a special luncheon buffet, along with a variety of gift items. The first race of the Gold Cup Day card was dedicated to the Breast Health Center at Winthrop, and Winthrop representatives joined NYRA officials in the winner’s circle for a special presentation.

“We are proud of our new partnership with the Breast Health Center at Winthrop-University Hospital,” said Lynn LaRocca, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at the New York Racing Association. “Most of us know a friend, neighbor or loved one who has been affected by breast cancer, and we were glad to see the support from the community on ‘Super Saturday’.”

For more information about Winthrop’s Breast Health Center, call 516-663-3887 or visit our website.


Winthrop's Breast Health Center Partners With the NRA Representatives from Winthrop (l.-r.) Johanna Lee, Breast Nurse Navigator; Grace Monteleone, PA; and Linda Sweeney, Breast Health Manager, were on hand to support breast cancer awareness at Belmont Park.

Frank Monteleone, MD, Chief of Breast Services and Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop Frank Monteleone, MD, Chief of Breast Services and Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop, speaks at “Super Saturday” at Belmont Park on October 3.

Contact: Courtney Allison
Publications Specialist
Community Education & Health Benefit
(516) 663-4999
callison@winthrop.org