First Annual Mardi Gras Gala Benefits Cancer Education, Research and Support Services

Vol. 16, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2006

  • Winthrop Neurosurgeon Offers Patients Relief From Severe Chronic Pain With Neurostimulation

  • Bug Bite & Once Controversial Treatment Saves Father of Six

  • Winthrop's New Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Center Offers State-Of-The-Art Treatment

  • Winthrop First NY Metro Hospital to Receive the ASA's Initial Performance Achievement Award

  • Fitness Program Gets Young Cancer Patients Back in the Game

  • Hagedorns' Extraordinary Gift Helps Make Miracles Grow Everyday

  • The Miracle Foundation Gives $50,000 in Support of Cancer Center for Kids

  • First Annual Mardi Gras Gala Benefits Cancer Education, Research and Support Services

  • Retired Bank Chairman's Exceptional Generosity Benefits Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • A Smart Way to Give

  • Winthrop Attracts Newest Medical Talent To Residency Program

  • Gifts of Love for Winthrop's Littlest Patients

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

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  • The WONDERS members pictured include L-R: Marge McDowell, RN; Janet Depew, community member; Diana Pasqua, RN; Angela Fischer, Academic Coordinator; Susan Famularo, Oncology/Hematology support staff member; Kathleen Porchia, Certified Tumor Registrar; Julie Mischo, RN, Cancer Care Coordinator; Patricia Schussler, ACSW; and Amy Olivito, community member. Members not pictured include Christine Stanganelli, RN; and Bernadette Hodgkinson, Oncology/Hematology research assistant.
    Winthrop's newly created WONDERS (Winthrop Oncology Network Dedicated to Education, Research and Support) group celebrated its first annual Mardi Gras Gala in early March. The WONDERS committee includes Winthrop employees, nurses and cancer patients, who have partnered to raise funds in support of the Hospital's Institute for Cancer Care.

    The event raised more than $25,000 to benefit the Hospital's cancer services for adults. The funding also supports the proposed development of a molecular diagnostics lab that will enable Winthrop to further expand its cancer research capabilities.

    "The gala successfully brought together patients and the many talented and dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff involved in cancer care for a night of celebration," explained Julie Mischo, RN, Cancer Care Coordinator. "The Winthrop cancer care community is very grateful to the WONDERS for jump starting this grassroots effort."

    For more information about Winthrop's cancer services, contact Julie Mischo at (516) 663-4637. For information about volunteer opportunities with the WONDERS group, call Angela Fischer, Academic Coordinator, at (516) 663-9568.

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