'Celebrate America Fun-Fest' Benefits Winthrop's Cancer Center For Kids - Governor George Pataki, Senator Michael Balboni, Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Hughes, Make Special Guest Appearances


Vol. 12, No. 3
December, 2002

  • A Vision Moves One Step Closer to Reality - Ground Breaks on Winthrop's New Heart Surgery Center and Pediatric Inpatient Center

  • Winthrop Ranked Among Best in New York State for Bypass Surgery

  • New, Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Unit Opens at Winthrop - Provides Specialized Care for Children's Unique Needs

  • Pediatric Asthma Parents Support Group - Try talking with others about AsthmaĆ’

  • Club W Reinvents the 1940's in All It's Glory at Winthrop's Annual Gala

  • Winthrop's Rheumatoid Arthritis Center Offers Treatment, Relief From Chronic Pain of Joint Disease

  • Winthrop Pediatric Opthalmologist Performs New, Successful Surgery on Patient with Rare Eye Disorder

  • From Hospital to Home, Winthrop Provides New Moms with Tools for Breastfeeding Success

  • Winthrop Named New York State Regional Perinatal Center - One of Only 18 Centers in all of New York State to Receive Prestigious Designation

  • Winthrop Receives Department Of Education Statewide Award For Employment Of People With Disabilities

  • Winthrop's New Website - Winthrop.org Goes Live!

  • 'Celebrate America Fun-Fest- Benefits Winthrop's Cancer Center For Kids - Governor George Pataki, Senator Michael Balboni, Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Hughes, Make Special Guest Appearances

  • Golfers Tee Off to Benefit Withrop's Institute for Heart Care at 17th Annual Golf Tournament

  • Assemblywoman Maureen O-Connell 'Reaches Out and Reads' to Local Children at Winthrop Pediatrics

  • Judging a Book by its Cover - All 3,000 of Them

  • Winthrop's Cancer Program Approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

  • Vascular Laboratory at Winthrop Achieves ICAVL Reaccredidation

  • 'Tis the Season for Giving

  • Senator Michael A.L. Balboni Sponsors $200,000 Bioterrorism Grant for Winthrop

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  • Politicians, celebrities and kids of all ages celebrated life and the American spirit at Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids' annual FUN-FEST on September 21st. Presented by the Friends of the Cancer Center for Kids, the event raised $60,000 to help provide the latest technology and treatment as well as games, toys and video equipment to help brighten the day of a child undergoing outpatient and inpatient cancer care.

    Governor George Pataki and Senator Michael Balboni made special guest appearances to show their support for the event, as did Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater, Sarah Hughes, who showed off her good sportsmanship by allowing some of the volunteers to "streak" her hair red.

    Other notable names that came out to enjoy the festivities included Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, John Venditto, North Hempstead Town Supervisor, May W. Newburger, Thomas K. Dwyer, Councilman, Town of North Hempstead and actress Cathy Moriarty.

    Kids and adults enjoyed the afternoon of fun-filled activities including carnival games, a magic show, face painting, a petting zoo and sumo wrestling.

    Held at the Red Robin Country Day School and Camp in Westbury, the day paid tribute the victims of 9-11 and the children who so bravely battle cancer everyday.

    Governor Pataki and Senator Balboni speak to the crowd at Fun-Fest
    The Governor made some new friends - a group of Fun-Fest volunteers.
    Genelle Taney (right) and her friend Sarah Hughes.



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