The Franceschini Family Supports Colon Cancer Research

Vol. 17, No. 1
Winter 2006/2007

  • Advanced Cardiology Techniques Enhance & Expand Treatment Options at Winthrop's Institute for Heart Care

  • Winthrop Elects New Members to Board of Directors

  • Scientific Research is Basic to Winthrop's Mission

  • Weight Management Program Takes Aim at Obesity

  • New Translation Service Breaks Language Barrier

  • Jay's World Foundation Dedicates Fifth Room in Cancer Center Unit

  • Winthrop's Lung Cancer Center: Cutting-Edge, Compassionate & Comprehensive Care

  • Winthrop's Home Health Agency Among Nation's Elite

  • Winthrop's MS Treatment Center Continues to Elevate Standard of Care & Research

  • New Pre-Diabetes Intervention Program Takes Flight at Winthrop

  • Organ Donor Network Medal of Honor

  • McCormack Fund Shows Support for Cardiopulmonary Stress Lab

  • A True Champion

  • Bay's Big Bash

  • The Franceschini Family Supports Colon Cancer Research

  • Evening of Tasting and Giving

  • Lippert Family Dinner Dance Raises $35,000 for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Residency Programs Get the Nod

  • Truckloads of Toys

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  • Mr. Robert Franceschini (second from left) and sons Robert (far left) and James (second from right) join Dr. Mark Weinblatt (center), Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology and Director of Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids and John Broder, Winthrop's Vice President, External Affairs & Development, to dedicate a room at Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids in memory of wife and mother Debra Ann Franceschini.
    In October 2006, the Franceschini family of Albertson hosted the Debra Ann Franceschini Memorial Golf Outing at Wheatley Hills Country Club in East Williston to raise money to launch a colon cancer research project at Winthrop. The event raised approximately $40,000. The colon cancer research project, headed by David Friedel, MD, of the Hospital's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, will involve encouraging select patients hospitalized at Winthrop to agree to a routine screening colonoscopy and the exploration of attitudes and opinions concerning the disease.

    The Franceschini family owns and operates Piccolo's Restaurant on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. A fundraiser held at Piccolo's during the summer raised approximately $14,000 for Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids, where a treatment room has been dedicated to the memory of wife and mother Debra Ann.

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