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CornerStone Vol. 22, No. 3 Winter 2012
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Beating the Odds: Two Women Fight Heart Disease
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano Recognizes Winthrop for its Dedication
Patients Get Their Lives Back via Winthrop’s Movement Disorders Program
The Gift of Sight Restored
Winthrop’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program: A Breath of Fresh Air for Pulmonary Patients
Winthrop Named to List of Nation’s “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs”
Winthrop’s Home Health Agency Named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™
Caring for Mind, Body & Spirit
Bereavement Support for Those Who are Grieving and Healing
Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Integrating Technology into Diabetes Education
Clinical Trials at Winthrop
The Big Easy Exceeds $1,000,000 Milestone for Winthrop
Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to Winthrop
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $200,000 for Winthrop’s Child Life Program
Evening of Tasting and Giving Raises Funds for Pediatric Patients
Cancer Center for Kids Benefits from Generous Hess Corporate Grant
Gregg’s Wings Golf Outing Scores Hole-in-One for Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
10th Annual Celebration of Life
Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Receives Treatment at Winthrop
Helping Those in Need
Quilters Bring a “Touch of Comfort” to Patients
Support for Hurricane Sandy Victims
Senator Fuschillo “Extends the Holidays”
McCann Endoscopy Center at Winthrop Receives Generous Donation
Kiwanis Club Supports Child Life Program
Winthrop Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Research Institute
 

10th Annual Celebration of Life

On October 20, 2012, the front lawn of Bayville UCP in Bayville, NY, was the site of the 10th anniversary of “Bay’s Big Bash: A Celebration of Life.” The proceeds from this now legendary event, which celebrates the life and survivorship of Bailey Ryan and the pediatric patients at the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital, benefit the CCFK – Nassau County’s largest outpatient facility treating children with cancer and blood disorders.

The Bayville community, energized by a network of volunteers, supported the Ryan/Lovegrove families in their efforts to create an Oktoberfest-themed festival which featured a wide variety of traditional German foods like Wurstl (sausage) and Brezeln (pretzels), along with an oompah band, raffle prizes, silent auction items and children’s games and activities courtesy of Gooseberry Grove.

“The people of Bayville and Bailey’s family put a lot of love and hard work into this wonderful day,” said CCFK Pediatric Development Manager Linda Sweeney. “By transforming the park into a fair ground, they’re helping to empower our kids in their fight against this terrible disease.”

From hayrides to pumpkin picking and a country store that sold pies and candied apples, this Oktoberfest raised more than $31,000 for the Center’s psychosocial programs. These services are essential to the emotional health and well-being of the CCFK’s patients and are offered free-of-charge to children and their families.

“The doctors and staff at the Center got us through some really tough times,” said Alice Lovegrove. “We will never forget their compassionate care.”

For information about the Cancer Center for Kids, visit www.winthrop.org/cck or contact Linda Sweeney at (516) 663-9400.