The 5th annual Lippert Family Celebration of Life was held on September 21 at the Jericho Terrace, Mineola. The event raised $35,000, bringing the family's contributions to nearly $150,000 to benefit Winthrop-University Hospital's Cancer Center for Kids (CCK).
Seeking to give something back to the organization that saved her child's life and to help others who endure similar experiences, Donna Lippert hosted the first event in 2002 to celebrate her son Joe's successful treatment at Winthrop's CCK. The Lippert Family Dinner Dance has become a popular annual gathering. This year's celebration is scheduled for September 20, 2007 at The Mansion at Woodlands in Woodbury, NY.
(L.-R.) Mary Ann Gialando; Margaret Fox Jackson; Debbie Magliola; Gina Giordano; Donna Lippert; Maxine Andrade; Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of the CCK; Gina Lippert; Joey Lippert; Robert Lippert; Francesca Lombardo; and Maria Kavan, CCK Development Specialist.