Jets All-Pro Center Teams Up with Winthrop for Second Annual Challenge Benefiting Young Patients

Vol. 15, No. 1
Summer 2005

  • CyberKnife at Winthrop Revolutionizes Cancer Care

  • Stroke Center Receives NYS Department of Health's Stamp of Approval

  • New Corkscrew Device Saves Stroke Patients' Lives

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure Seeks and Destroys Cancer Cells, Sparing Healthy Tissue

  • Early Detection and Flexible Treatment Get Player Back in the Game

  • Winthrop Performs Unusual Heart Operation

  • McCann Endoscopy Center Opens

  • Winthrop is First to Offer New Treatment for Female Urinary Incontinence

  • 'Dining Out' Series Teaches Healthful Choices

  • Asian Flare Sets the Stage for 2005 Gala

  • Comprehensive Class Alleviates Anxieties of Patients Facing Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Andy Foundation's NFL Day Benefits Cancer Center for Kids

  • Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping While Helping Young Patients

  • Jets All-Pro Center Teams Up with Winthrop for Second Annual Challenge Benefiting Young Patients

  • Creative Cards Benefit Cancer Center for Kids

  • Starlight Starbright Foundation Tours Peds Inpatient Center

  • Reach Out and Read Program Receives Generous Support

  • The Future: Your Legacy

  • Great Neck 5K

  • Winthrop Wins Grant to 'Reinvent the House Call'

  • Team Winthrop Rallies to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

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  • "First and Goal Challenge" contest committee members (L-R): Manny Defreitas, Jericho; Joseph Greensher, MD, Medical Director, Winthrop; Joseph Stambouly, MD, Winthrop; Joseph Bosnack, Jr., East Williston; John Schmitt, retired New York Jets player; AnnMarie DiFrancesca, Child Life Program Director, Winthrop; Jesse Linder, Carle Place; Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics, Winthrop; Charles Friedlander, Roslyn Heights; Kevin Mawae, New York Jets All-Pro Center; Raymond George, III, Garden City; Sean Deegan, Huntington; and Burton Rocks, Stony Brook. Not pictured were Kevin Edwards, Bay Port; Robert Tuchman, New York City; and Richard Volpe, Garden City Park.
    Winthrop, partnering with New York Jets All-Pro Center Kevin Mawae, kicked off its second annual "First and Goal Challenge" contest in September.

    Entries are now being accepted for the 2005-2006 season. Get on the playing field by calling the Hospital's Development Office at (516) 663-3398 for more information and entry forms.

    Last year during the 2004-2005 football season, entrants eagerly pledged $100 contributions, benefiting Winthrop's Child Life Program and Pediatric Services, to have a chance to meet Mawae and win great prizes.

    Then, this past June, the first annual contest winners took to the field to practice with Mawae.

    Two lucky grand prize winners, Roslyn resident Chuck Friedlander and Melville resident Paul Quinto, were invited by Kevin to a one-on-one training session at the Jets Long Island practice center at Hofstra University.

    Kevin Mawae and one-on-one winner, Evan Friedlander, the son of grand prize winner, Chuck Friedlander.
    The second prize winners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Longo of Garden City, won a round trip, complete with tickets and transportation, to a Jets 2005 away game. And the third prize winners, Joe Bosnack of East Williston and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gassaway of Oak Hills, California, won two tickets to a Jets 2005 home game, complete with an opportunity to sit in Mawae's seats.

    Other prizes included an autographed jersey, autographed footballs and minihelmets, and every entrant walked away with an autographed picture.

    Second Annual First and Goal Challenge prizes include a one-on-one training session with Mawae, a complete travel package for two to a New York Jets 2006 away game, two tickets to a 2006 home game and many other great prizes.

    "Please join me in helping to ensure continued world-class care without compromise for the real MVPs-Winthrop's Most Valuable Patients," said Mawae.

    Kevin Mawae flanked by Paul Quinto (right), grand prize winner, and Quinto's business partner, Peter Karlis (left).
    Valid entries must be received no later than 5 PM on January 6, 2006. All prizes will be awarded by random drawing on February 16 at Winthrop.

    Entrants, who must be 18 or older, need not be present to win. For complete contest rules, call (516) 663-3398 or log onto

    "In its rookie year, the First and Goal Challenge was a success thanks to the heart Kevin Mawae has put into the benefit - an effort he spearheaded."
    Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics

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