11th Annual Opera Night Raises $75,000 for Child Life

Vol. 18, No. 2
Summer 2008

  • Compassionate, Cutting-Edge Care Provides Relief to 89-Year-Old Patient

  • Winthrop Elects Three New Members to Board of Directors

  • Two Winthrop-University Hospital Physicians Top New York State Lists for Cardiac Care

  • Phyllis & Nathan J. Mistretta Emergency Diagnostic Imaging Center Dedicated at Winthrop

  • RP-7 "Virtual Doctor" Makes it's Debut at Winthrop

  • Congratulations, Top Docs!

  • A Vibrant Research Program at Winthrop

  • Pediatric Bowel Management Program Addresses Unique Needs of Children

  • International Exchange Program Tours Winthrop

  • 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $430,000 for Emergency Services at Winthrop

  • 11th Annual Opera Night Raises $75,000 for Child Life

  • Charlie's Champions Foundation Shows Continued Support for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Community Members Say Yes to Good Health

  • Senator Schumer Hosts Press Conference at Diabetes Education Center

  • 2nd Annual Black & White Ball Raises $300,000 for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Michael Magro Foundation Supports CCFK's School Re-entry Program

  • Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation Helps Make Wishes Come True

  • Winthrop Receives "Found Money"

  • The Miracle Foundation Makes Third Gift of $50,000 to Cancer Center for Kids

  • Swim Laps Go a Long Way in Support of Pediatrics

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    On March 13, 2008, Winthrop staff and community members spent the evening enjoying fine dining and outstanding musical performances from internationally renowned opera singers to raise funds to benefit Winthrop's Child Life Program. The 11th Annual Night at the Opera, "Sweet Voices for Precious Children," was Winthrop's most successful opera night yet - raising $75,000 for a program that is dedicated exclusively to minimizing children's fears and anxiety during the hospital experience.

    More than 230 guests were in attendance at the first Night at the Opera to be held off-campus at the Garden City Hotel. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner as the magnificent harmony of Karen Foster, soprano; Tonna Miller, soprano; and Michael Wanko, baritone, accompanied by pianist Jennifer Peterson, filled the room.

    "I wish to thank our benefactors and friends for generously supporting this special musical event and for helping make a difference in the lives of Winthrop's pediatric patients and their families," said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop.

    Next year's event will take place on March 19, 2009 at the Garden City Hotel. For more information, please contact Winthrop's Office of Development at (516) 663-3398.

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