Jets Fans' Contributions Benefit Pediatric Patients

Vol. 16, No. 3
Summer/Fall 2006

  • Scoliosis Patient Stands Taller after Complex Surgeries

  • Winthrop Specialists Named to Top Doctors List

  • Renovation Project Extended Thanks to Senator Balboni

  • Winthrop Opens Beautifully Expanded Admitting Office

  • ER & Cardiac Team's Exceptional Response Time Saves Father of Two

  • Winthrop Plays Major Role in County-Wide Emergency Preparedness Drill

  • Winthrop's Department of Pediatrics Admitted to Prestigious National Association

  • Don't let obesity take you from them

  • Cancer Survivor's Inspiring "Mask of Courage" Evokes Hope

  • Winthrop Appoints Board of Directors Chairman

  • Former Winthrop President Passes Away

  • CyberKnife Restores Mother's Hearing and Preserves Grandfather's Active Lifestyle

  • Winthrop Introduces Toilet-Training Program

  • Winthrop First LI Hospital to Pioneer Use of Advanced Physician Order Entry Technology

  • Citigroup Foundation and Garden City Family Support Cancer Center for Kids

  • Charlie's Champions Rally in Support of Cancer Center for Kids

  • Horticultural Therapy Program Branches Out Thanks to Fidelity Investments

  • West Islip Family Thanks Pediatric Center

  • Garden City Second Grader Dedicates Birthday to Young Patients

  • Jets Fans' Contributions Benefit Pediatric Patients

  • Kids for Care Hosts Dinner Supporting Pediatric ER Patients

  • Diabetes Education Center Partners with American Idol Celebrity for Important Discussion

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  • L-R: Manny De Freitas with his son, Manny; Jesse Linder, Manager of Community Relations for the Jets; and Mr. De Freitas' brother-in-law, Rob McCormick with his son, Bobby.

    Winthrop's "First and Goal Challenge" contest winners recently were given a personal invitation to watch the New York Jets practice up close and personal.

    Earlier this year, for a $100 commitment benefiting the Hospital's Child Life Program and Pediatric Services, entrants crossed their fingers in hopes of winning great prizes, compliments of the New York Jets.

    Two lucky grand prize winners, Roslyn resident Brian Goldstein and Oyster Bay resident Manny De Freitas, were invited to a highly anticipated training session held in early August at the Jets' Long Island training facility on the grounds of Hofstra University. The second prize winner, Steven Eisenstadt of New York City, won a round trip, complete with tickets and transportation, to a Jets 2006 away game. And the third prize winners, Susan Braccia of Brooklyn and Dennis Sheridan of Glen Head, won tickets to a Jets 2006 home game. Other prizes included autographed jerseys, autographed footballs and mini helmets.

    "My son and nephew were so excited to watch the team practice, and later meet with and talk to the players," said Mr. De Freitas. "It was a memorable experience for my family.

    "Personally, I am proud to contribute to and help Winthrop whenever I can because both my children were born there," he continued. "I am delighted to see how many awe-inspiring ways the fundraiser benefits the Hospital's young patients."

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