The Pat Lyon's Foundation Continues Hero's Legacy

Vol. 16, No. 1
Winter 2006

  • Winthrop's Bariatric Surgery Program Leaves Lives Forever Changed

  • Bariatric Surgery Procedure

  • Angioplasty Proceduresat Winthrop Ranked at the Top by NY State's Health Department

  • Singapore Doctors and Hospital Leaders Tour Winthrop's Cardiac Care Facilities

  • Pulmonary Rehab Programis Step in Right Direction for Lung Disease Patient

  • First Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Walk Raises Thousands for Research

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New,Larger Facility

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Program Once Again Merits ADA Recognition

  • Annual Check-Up Catches Early-Stage Tumor, Minimally Invasive Procedure Spares Kidney

  • Winthrop First to Perform Spinal Radiosurgery with CyberKnife

  • ASU Tours Help Young Patients Prepare for Surgery

  • An Elegant Evening of Celebration & Charity

  • The Guardian Society Thinking Ahead for Your Future and Winthrop's

  • Syde Hurdus Foundation Supports Endoscopy Center and Research

  • Treiber Family Gives in Memory of Their Son

  • First Annual "Evening of Tasting & Giving" Raises Thousands

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

  • Auxilians Once Again Join Hands to Help Pediatrics

  • "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Keeps Smiles Going

  • The Pat Lyons Foundation

  • "Family Sunday" Created for Cancer Center for Kids' Patients

  • Jay's World Foundation Furthers Support of Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • Williston Park Rotary Lends Support for Cancer Survivors' Program

  • Winthrop Welcomes 2006 Golf Tournament Co-Chairs

  • Garden City Resident Celebrates Birthday by Helping Young Patients

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  • 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.
    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.

    "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 Maria Kavan, Development Specialist for Winthrop's Cancer 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 September 11, 2001. Established by Pat's wife, Irene, their son, Patrick Mate Lyons, his family and friends, the organization's mission is to help improve the lives of children.

    The funds 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

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