NEW APOSTOLIC CHURCH HOSTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT; RAISES $15,000 IN SUPPORT OF CANCER CENTER FOR KIDS AT WINTHROP
Mineola, NY - On December 9, the New York Dioceses of the New Apostolic Church hosted a holiday concert entitled “Christmas Joy” to benefit the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital. The concert, held at the Hofstra University Playhouse in Hempstead, NY, helped raise nearly $15,000 in support of the CCFK’s mission.
“We are grateful to the New Apostolic Church Concert Choir for providing such a memorable evening of holiday music to raise funds in support of the Cancer Center for Kids,” said Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager, Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital. “The funds raised at the concert will help promote the CCFK’s mission of providing children with cancer the best possible chance of recovery through superior medical care, constant nurturing and unconditional support in an environment that promotes healing.”
The benefit concert, organized by choir member Henry W. Schoen, a Physician Assistant in Winthrop’s Division of Cardiology, showcased the vast musical talents of the New Apostolic Church’s 55-member Concert Choir from their congregations throughout Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester and New Jersey. Conductor Michael Wurtz led the group in an unforgettable performance for the nearly 500 people who were in attendance.
“Our Church and Concert Choir are very interested in community outreach. This cause is very close to my heart because my wife is battling a pediatric cancer which was diagnosed at age 27,” said Mr. Schoen. “By hosting a benefit concert for Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids, we were able to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and raise funds for the patients and families who are dealing with such illnesses.”
For more information about the New Apostolic Church and Concert Choir recordings, please visit www.newapostolicchurch.org. For more information about the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital, please call (516) 663-9400 or visit www.winthrop.org.
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