The Hon. John P. Colbert, Mayor, Village of Mineola, (second from R) presented a proclamation in honor of Winthrop�s Cancer Survivors� Day to Harry Staszewski, MD, Director of the Division of Oncology/Hematology (R); and to Winthrop Board Members, Mrs. Nancy Nammack (L), Secretary, and Mrs. Constance Denson (second from L).
aughter, conversation, camaraderie, and optimism were the spirit of the evening at Winthrop�s third annual Cancer Survivors Day. More than 500 attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner catered by Winthrop�s Dietary Department, music, and prizes, while they celebrated their joy at being alive. Festivities included entertainment by a DJ, with many guests singing along �karaoke� style, a Chinese Auction, and exciting prizes.
�I look forward to the time when there will no longer be a reason to hold a Cancer Survivors Day, because it will not be unusual to survive cancer,� declared Harry Staszewski, MD, Director, Division of Oncology/Hematology.
As the evening ended,
guests promised to return next year to reunite with their friends, physicians and nurses, as they continue to enjoy their lives as cancer survivors.
Board Member Theodora Hooten Receives Trustee of the Year� Award
Mrs. Theodora Duff Hooten (L) receives the Theodore Roosevelt �Trustee of the Year� Award, from John H. Krumpe (R), former Chairman of the Hospital�s Board
rs. Theodora Hooten, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Winthrop, received the Theodore Roosevelt Trustee of the Year Award, presented by Winthrop�s Board of Directors.
She has served on the Board since l995. Mrs. Hooten is the daughter of Robert Winthrop, for whom the Hospital is named.
The �TR� Award recognizes the highest expression of
voluntary service. As a trustee, Mrs. Hooten has shared her expertise on the various Board committees, and has long
advocated services for patients� spiritual and medical needs.
When her late husband, Bruce Hooten, was stricken
with cancer, Mrs. Hooten became a dedicated supporter
of the development of the potentially lifesaving autologous stem cell transplant program
in Winthrop�s Division of Oncology/Hematology.
Thanks in part to her
vigorous fund-raising drive, Winthrop today provides the autologous stem cell transplant program to patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Prior to her retirement,
Mrs. Hooten was the Managing Editor of Art/World Magazine.
A graduate of Radcliffe College, she serves on the board of the Nassau Chapter of the American Red Cross. In l998, she was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Portledge School in
Mrs. Hooten follows a
long family tradition of public
service and philanthropy in
her role on the Winthrop Board