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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2010
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org

WINTHROP ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE BALL TO BENEFIT THE CANCER CENTER FOR KIDS

- Charitable Event Will Honor The Michael Magro Foundation of Hicksville -




Mineola, NY – On Thursday evening, April 22, Huntington’s Oheka Castle will be the setting for the Fourth Annual Black and White Ball to benefit the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital. The Michael Magro Foundation – established by Paul and Terrie Magro of Hicksville to honor the memory of their son, Michael, who they lost to leukemia in 2004 – will be the honorees of the event.

“Like the CCFK, The Michael Magro Foundation is committed to serving the emotional and quality-of-life needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families,” said Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager of the CCFK. “Whether it’s donating a special piece of medical equipment, underwriting a school re-entry program for patients transitioning back to school, or contributing life’s essentials to families whose children are in treatment, The Foundation prides itself on investing in children’s health, dignity and well-being. We are privileged to recognize them as this year’s Black and White Ball honorees.”

In addition to providing a gold standard of medical care, the Cancer Center for Kids addresses many of the compelling issues associated with pediatric cancers, paying particular attention to addressing the many complex needs of patients and their families. To complement the excellent medical care it offers, the Center has established psychosocial enrichment programs staffed by experts in psychology, social work and child life to help nurture patients through activities that help them to mitigate the challenges of childhood cancer.

The Black and White Ball brings together members of the corporate and philanthropic communities along with Winthrop staff, families and friends at an elegant charitable event.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager at Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids at (516) 663-9400, or visit www.winthrop.org/events.

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