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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 2014
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More Than Skin Deep: One Woman’s Dramatic Weight Loss Journey
NYU Winthrop Named Among America’s Best Breast Centers
Local Resident Presents Generous Gift to NYU Winthrop
One Family’s Most Momentous Gift in Gratitude for Lifesaving Care
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Opening of State-of-the-Art Electrophysiology Lab
NYU Winthrop Offers Relief to Longtime Sufferers of Endometriosis
Mothers and Babies Find Support for Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery at NYU Winthrop
Unique Sports Medicine Program Scores Big Among Local Athletes and Coaches
NYU Winthrop Named to Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite(TM)
Gala Raises more than $900,000 for NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Offers Bite of Hope to Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $160,000 for Child Life Program
Once again, Local Foundation Garners Outstanding Support for NYU Winthrop
The Michael Magro Foundation Education Program
NYU Winthrop Event Rocks to Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Special Visits Brighten Young Patients' Days
Golfing for a Cause
Diabetes Education Center Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebration with a Special Celebrity
Grateful Patient Gives Back to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Hempstead High School Health Center
Mothers and Daughters Gather in Support of NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Hospital: Committed to Addressing Public Health Needs of the Community
Former Senator's Final "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Proves to be the Best One Yet
Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer is Music to One Man’s Ears
 

The Michael Magro Foundation Education Program

The Michael Magro Foundation's total giving to Project SOAR (School Re-Entry and Ongoing Academic Resources) at the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop now totals $135,000, thanks to the Foundation's recent grant of $25,000 in support of this remarkable program.

Children treated for cancer and chronic blood disorders are often unable to attend school for prolonged periods because their illnesses limit physical activity or place them at risk for infection. Within the framework of the SOAR program, the CCFK provides a consortium of resources addressing the special medical, academic and psychological needs of patients with cancer and blood disorders, and helps transition them back to school during and post-treatment.

In addition to the SOAR team's presence at each academic institution, meetings with parents and children take place throughout the year to mitigate stressful circumstances and prepare for an anxiety-free return to the classroom. Neuropsychological testing, which encompasses a critical amount of professional time and evaluation, continues to be an integral part of the process necessary to accommodate and anticipate present and future patient needs.

The CCFK at NYU Winthrop cares for a number of children who have not attended class for months because of treatment for complex cancers and blood disorders.

"The Center's staff works hard with children and their parents, helping them to keep up with school work and get ready to return to the classroom," said Terrie Magro, Co-Founder of the Michael Magro Foundation. "The team also educates faculty and classmates, and alerts them about what to expect when the child comes back. The best thing is that SOAR remains available throughout treatment and into survivorship – so if there are any issues or concerns later on, they can be addressed."

The Michael Magro Foundation perpetuates Michael Magro's spirit by helping children and their families face the challenges of pediatric cancer. Creating innovative programs and expanding its outreach have put the Foundation at the forefront of Long Island philanthropy.

For more information about the Michael Magro Foundation's mission and programs, visit www.michaelmagrofoundation.com.