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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2009
Contact: John P. Broder
Vice President-External Affairs
516-663-2234

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY STUDENT-ATHLETES RECYCLE TO HELP WINTHROP PATIENTS FIGHT PEDIATRIC CANCERS

Mineola, NY – “Yes we can can cancer” is the motto of the Adelphi University student-athletes who adopted the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital as their own, and began collecting recyclable bottles and cans on campus, donating the proceeds to the Center. In addition to their dedication to academic excellence, with over two-thirds maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, Adelphi’s student-athletes proudly carry on a time-honored tradition of service.

During the past several years, these young men and women have been determined to give back, increasing community and campus involvement in a number of special programs. Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids has been the grateful recipient of their largess. Not only have the students funded the Center’s programs, they have also increased campus awareness of childhood cancer.

Since some medical insurance plans do not cover the cost of all medical treatments or the psychosocial therapies needed by children with cancer and blood disorders, Adelphi students galvanized the community, believing that the more money they raised, the more families they could help. They were right. Adelphi Athletics has donated thousands of dollars to the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital, and recently presented the latest check for more than $8,000.

In attendance at the check presentation were Georgette D. Brown, Event Manager/Special Projects Assistant, Adelphi University Center for Recreation & Sports; Amanda Popoli of Adelphi Women's Soccer; Anna Gabbard and Amy Williams, Women’s Volleyball; Patricia Burns, Women’s Tennis; Tomasz Walczak and Alex Molotsky, Men’s Tennis; Vincent Treglia, Men’s Soccer; Caitlin Morrison and Kayte Kinsley, Women’s Soccer; Peter Sadote of Recycling in Communities, Inc. (holding the check); Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division for Pediatric Oncology/Hematology and Director of the Cancer Center for Kids; and Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager for the Cancer Center for Kids.

If you would like information about Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids, please visit www.winthrop.org/cck; to find out more about Adelphi University student-athletes, go to www.aupanthers.com.

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