Winthrop-University Hospital recently received a $100,000 donation from The
Pat Lyons Foundation after the organization held another successful Lt.
Patrick Lyons Golf Classic. The third annual gift benefits the Hospital's
Cancer Center for Kids' newly established Long Term Effects Program, an initiative that supports survivors of childhood cancer.
Back row (L-R): Cathy Shimmel, Nurse Manager, Cancer Center for
Kids, Winthrop; Maria Kavan, Development Specialist, Cancer
Center for Kids, Winthrop; John P. Broder, Vice President, External
Affairs and Development, Winthrop; Patrick Mate Lyons (Pat and
Irene's four-year-old son); Irene Lyons, The Pat Lyons Foundation;
Cheryl Scarry, The Pat Lyons Foundation; Linda Sweeney, Practice
Liaison, Cancer Center for Kids, Winthrop.
Front row (L-R): Jim Finn with his daughter, Dani, The Pat
Lyons Foundation; and Christine Dato with Carissa Scarry, The
Pat Lyons Foundation.
"The Foundation's generosity will help create this comprehensive survivorship health program, which will focus on the health and life of a person
with a history of cancer beyond the diagnosis and treatment phase," said
Center for Kids.
The Pat Lyons
Foundation is dedicated to honoring
the memory and
spirit of Patrick
John Lyons, a New
York City firefighter, who heroically
gave his life on
by Pat's wife,
Irene, their son,
Lyons, his family
and friends, the
mission is to help
improve the lives
were raised during the Foundation's third annual golf outing in September,
which attracted more than 450 golfers.
"This Foundation carries the spirit of Pat Lyons forward in what it does,
how it does it and why it does it," explained Irene. "Pat touched many lives
and will continue to extend his reach through this Foundation."
For more information regarding Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids, call
(516) 663-9409 or visit www.creatinghope.com.