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Winthrop | Donate : Annual Swimathon

Swimming for the benefit of children, 150 participants in Winthrop-University Hospital�s 12th Annual Swim-A-Thon helped raise more than $45,000 for the Hospital�s Child Life Program on April 21 at Hofstra University�s Swim Center.

Participants enjoyed swim coaching by Joe Petrush from Total Immersion Swimming, music, raffles, crafts, massages, yoga and more. Proceeds from the event support Winthrop�s Child Life Program through which certified child life specialists utilize supervised play and education to improve patients� understanding of medical procedures, teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family. 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.

�Every year, the enthusiasm for the Swimathon builds. We are grateful for the community�s support in making this event such a success; every lap goes a long way in supporting the unique services that Winthrop provides to thousands of sick children every year,� said Ron Marino, DO, MPH, Associate Chairman and Director of General Pediatrics at Winthrop, and organizer of the annual fundraiser.


Premier Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Marino

Towel Sponsors


Refreshment Sponsor

JETS of America

Swim Lane Sponsors

Garden City Maintenance & Irrigation, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Lee
Gregory Markoulis
Mr. & Mrs. Mark McDonald
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Nessler
North Shore Architectural Stone
Rob Pufahl
Sherry�s Gourmet Market
Alex Stewart
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ruoff

Dolphin Sponsors

Grimaldi, LLC
Michael Hutchinson
Lazersharp Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
L.I. Plastic Surgical Group, PC
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Turnbull

Make a Splash Sponsor

Travel Mood, Inc.

Swim Cap Sponsor

Dr. Ronald Marino, honoring Barbara Lynn Giannesca Foundation
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