Yuletide Ball Raises Nearly $170,000 in Support of Pediatric Services


Vol. 18, No. 1
Spring 2008

  • The CyberKnife Challenge: Shrinking Hard-to-treat Tumors

  • Cutting-Edge Procedure Saves Patient with Rare Heart Condition

  • Winthrop Receives Highest Praise From Prestigious Joint Commission

  • Long Islanders Breathe Easier

  • Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Support Winthrop

  • Carleigh McCormack Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Lab Opens at Winthrop

  • Winthrop & Healthtrax: Partners in Wellness

  • Winthrop Celebrates and Honors its Volunteers and Auxilians

  • Yuletide Ball Raises Nearly $170,000 in Support of Pediatric Services

  • Winthrop Volunteers Wrap Holiday Gifts to Raise Funds for Reach Out and Read Program

  • Evening of 'Tasting and Giving' Raises $55,000 for Winthrop's CCFK

  • Astoria Federal Funds Creation of Virtual Resource Center for Diabetes Education

  • Winthrop's New Serenity Chapel Lights the Way for Peace & Hope

  • Winthrop to Undergo Facelift

  • Toshiba Reps Travel from Tokyo to Tour CyberKnife Center

  • Pat Lyons Foundation Supports Survivors of Childhood Cancers

  • Citigroup Foundation Supports CCFK

  • Loads of Toys for Winthrop's Young Patients

  • NY Islanders Visit Pediatrics

  • Winthrop Gets the Gold for Excellence in Stroke Care

  • Winthrop Continues Flu Immunization Program for Seniors

  • Local Homemakers Create & Donate Surgical Dolls

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  • On December 8, 2007, friends and supporters of Winthrop-University Hospital gathered under an elegantly decorated tent at the beautiful Garden City Historical Society "Apostle House" to celebrate Winthrop's annual Yuletide Ball fundraiser. The 2007 Yuletide Ball raised nearly $170,000 to benefit Winthrop's comprehensive children's programs and clinical services, which cover the full range of pediatric specialties and sub-specialties. In addition, the funds raised at the event will help directly support Winthrop's Child Life Program, through which specially trained Child Life Specialists help children understand and cope with hospitalization.

    Best-selling author Nelson DeMille and his wife Sandy were the hosts of the spectacular charitable event, which recognized and honored the volunteerism of long-standing Auxilian and Winthrop-University Hospital trustee Veronica B. Renken.

    2007 Yuletide Ball Committee Chairs

    Clare and Gary Petropoulos
    Mary Beth and Chris Tully

    Committee Members

    Joanne and Kenneth Adams
    Julie and David Boliver
    Karen and James Carney
    Cathi and Andrew Cavanaugh
    NancyAnn and Don Clavin
    Sandy and Nelson DeMille
    Soraya and Bob Gage
    Michael and Linda Gambardella
    Maggie and Bob Johansen
    Maureen and Frank Liantonio
    Jennifer Miller and Roger Coffin
    Tracy and Todd Pletcher
    Robin and Bill Porter
    Tara and Frank Segarra
    Liz and Dave Westermann

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