Cancer Survivors’ Day is A Celebration of Life


Vol. 11, No. 2
July, 2001

  • Revolutionary Dual Chamber Pacemaker Implanted

  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery in Institute for Neurosciences

  • Relief for Restless Legs at Sleep Disorders Center

  • Spiritual Care Program Helps New Parents Cope with Loss

  • Study Shows Endoscopic Ultrasound Provides Accurate Non-Surgical Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

  • Summertime Poses Special Risks for Seniors

  • Focus on Men’s Unique Health Concerns

  • Cancer Survivors’ Day is A Celebration of Life

  • Art Party Held by Cancer Center for Kids

  • A Family’s Gift of Love

  • Jay’s World Supports Cancer Center for Kids

  • The bottom line at the New Life Center is a great birthing experience

  • Parenting Center Takes the Guesswork Out of Parenthood

  • Winthrop-University Hospital Honors Junior Volunteers

  • Auxiliary Holds 77th Annual Meeting

  • Institute for Cancer Care Beneficiary of Annual Golf Tournament

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  • Maureen Oliveri, RN, Radiation Oncology nurse, warmly greeted former patient Francis Grury and his wife, Theresa.
    Approximately 500 cancer survivors, their friends and loved ones, gathered under a massive tent behind Winthrop recently to reunite with the Institute for Cancer Care professionals who helped them through their diagnoses and treatment.

    The evening was dedicated to all those who have dealt with a diagnosis of cancer and met the challenge with dignity and courage. Special guests included John P. Colbert, Mayor of the Village of Mineola, and New York State Assemblywoman Maureen O'Connell, a former oncology nurse. Daniel P. Walsh, President and CEO of Winthrop, pledged to commit Hospital resources to the expansion of its Institute for Cancer Care, including the construction of a Radiation Oncology Center and a Breast Health Center.


    Cancer Survivors' Day was an opportunity for friends to gather. Carol Nadaeny, Ron Luyun, MD, Radiation Oncology, (standing, left and right) and (seated, left to right) Evelyn Shapiro, guest speaker Veronica Garcia, Jenny Santiago, and Carol Lalin shared a smile.
    Taking place in concert with Cancer Survivors' celebrations at hospitals around the country, Winthrop's event featured music, dancing, and karaoke singing, raffle and door prizes, and a delicious buffet dinner catered by the Hospital's Dietary Department. Uplifting speeches by two cancer survivors - Theresa Gale and Veronica Garcia, galvanized the guests. Cancer Survivors' Day was organized by a committee of Hospital volunteers, including representatives of Radiation Oncology, Oncology/Hematology, Cancer Registry, and External Affairs.



    Art Party Held by Cancer Center for Kids



    Young patients of the Cancer Center for Kids and their siblings show off the delightful drawings they created at a special art party. The budding artists enjoyed pizza and drinks, played games, and let their creative juices flow. Their artwork will be used to decorate greeting cards that are sold as a fund-raiser for the Cancer Center. For information on the Cancer Center, or to purchase these unique cards, please call (516) 663-9409



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