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Excitement Builds for NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Annual Yuletide Ball
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November 6, 2017
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Long Time Garden City residents, Michael and Kathryn Rafferty, to Host 2017 Event on December 9, 2017

Mineola, NY – The holidays are fast approaching, and with it, NYU Winthrop Hospital’s annual Yuletide Ball. This year, the elegant evening of fine dining, dancing and fundraising in support of NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Child Life Program, will be hosted by Michael and Kathryn Rafferty of Garden City on Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 PM. The Raffertys have been residents of Garden City since the 1970s and are honored to host this highly anticipated event this year.

Long Time Garden City residents, Michael and Kathryn Rafferty, to Host 2017 Event on December 9, 2017Michael and Kathryn Rafferty, hosts of the 2017 Yuletide Ball.

“The Child Life Program and its incredible staff at NYU Winthrop have been so wonderful, helping so many children and providing a support system for families in difficult times. We hope many will join us in celebrating them and supporting a great cause,” they said.

Thanks to the efforts of dedicated supporters in the community, NYU Winthrop’s Yuletide Ball has raised more than $2.8 million in support of the Hospital’s Child Life Program, which is dedicated to helping children understand and cope with the hospital experience. Certified Child Life Specialists utilize 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.

For more information about NYU Winthrop’s 2017 Yuletide Ball, please contact Erin Meyer in the NYU Winthrop Development Office at 516-663-2877 or to reserve your tickets, please visit www.nyuwinthrop.org/events.