oliticians, 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.|