Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Pledges $100,000 to Winthrop-University Hospital's New Pediatric Inpatient Center

Vol. 13, No. 1
April, 2003

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  • Accolades for Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center's Self Management Program

  • 'Winthrop's New Pediatric Diabetes Program Receives National Recognition from American Diabetes Association

  • Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Pledges $100,000 to Winthrop-University Hospital's New Pediatric Inpatient Center

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  • Winthrop's Newly Renovated Emergency Department Officially Dedicated

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  • Pong time supporters of Winthrop's growing pediatric program, Ralph and MaryAnn Napolitano, founders of Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation, have once again given their support by donating $50,000 to help build a new patient oncology room in Winthrop's Pediatric Inpatient Center, currently under construction, and pledging an additional $50,000 toward the project.

    Ralph and Maryann Napolitano, (left) Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Founders, review floor plans for the new Pediatric Inpatient Center at Winthrop with John P. Broder, Vice President External Affairs and Development at Winthrop (right).
    Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation has been dedicated to raising funds to benefit children diagnosed with cancer and to help support the fight against the disease since it was founded in 1994. The Foundation was created after the Napolitano's son, Jason (Jay) was diagnosed with Leukemia in 1993. Thanks to groundbreaking research and treatments, Jason is currently in remission.

    The generous $100,000 pledge to Winthrop was raised during the Foundation's 8th Annual Top Gun 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament in 2002. The tournament, now in its ninth year, is the Foundation's major fundraiser, supporting a number of childhood cancer organizations, as well as funding the Jay's World Childhood Cancer Scholarship program, which has awarded nearly 50 seniors with college scholarships since 1998. Funds raised through the tournament also helped to open a state-of-the-art CBC blood lab at Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids in 2001, allowing children being treated for cancer and other blood-related disorders to have their blood tested immediately.

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