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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2008
Contact: Wendy L. Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234


PAT LYONS FOUNDATION DONATES $60,000 TO WINTHROP’S CANCER CENTER FOR KIDS

Funds Raised at Fifth Annual Golf Tournament in Memory of 9-11 Firefighter





Back row (l.-r.): Matt Dato and Christine Dato of the Pat Lyons Foundation (PLF); Paul Nicholson, PLF Chairman; Joanne Nicholson, PLF; Mrs. Patricia Lyons (Pat’s mom); Irene Lyons-Loeffler and Bill Loeffler, PLF; and Dr. Mark Weinblatt, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology at Winthrop and Director of the hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids. Front row (l.-r.): Future Pat Lyons Foundation executives Alexa Nicholson, Patrick Lyons (Pat’s son) and Amanda Nicholson.
Mineola, NY – On December 16, 2007, the Pat Lyons Foundation of Jericho, NY, presented a check for $60,000 to Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids in support of programs that help to support patients during and after treatment for childhood cancer. The funds were raised at the 5th Annual Lt. Patrick Lyons Golf Classic, which was held on Monday, September 24, 2007. Due to the extraordinarily high interest in this annual charity event, it was held this year on three Long Island golf courses in order to accommodate the 440 golfers who participated – the Calverton Links and Cherry Creek-The Links in Riverhead and Tall Grass Country Club in Shoreham.



The Pat Lyons Foundation is dedicated to honoring the memory and spirit of Patrick John Lyons, a New York City firefighter who heroically gave his life on September 11, 2001 to help others. The Foundation was established by Patrick’s wife, Irene and their son Patrick Mate Lyons, his family and friends to help improve the lives of children.

The Pat Lyons Foundation funded the creation of an innovative new program for survivors of childhood cancer at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids. This long-term program, Generation of Survivors, follows childhood cancer survivors through adulthood to monitor their health and to help them deal with potential late effects from live-saving treatments that were used to treat their cancers. This donation brings the Foundation’s total support of Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids to $280,000.

For additional information about Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids or the Generations of Survivors Program, please call (516) 663-9400. For more information about the Pat Lyons Foundation, please call (516) 626-2486.

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