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

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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  • The Michael Magro Foundation recently donated $30,000 to the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) in support of its back-toschool program for patients who are dealing with childhood cancers and the after-effects of treatment. The program - dubbed Project SOAR (for School Re-entry Ongoing Academic Resources) - provides educational support and counseling to childhood cancer patients and their families, as well as to their educators and classmates.


    Pictured at the donation were (back row, l.-r.): Ed Chewens, Administrative Director of Winthrop's Department of Pediatrics; Deborah Johnson-Schiff, Senior Vice President at Winthrop; Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK); Paul Magro and son Marc of the Michael Magro Foundation; Michael Magro Foundation board members Gail Ferrantino-Walsh and Janice McIntyre; and Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. Front row (l.-r.): Cathy Shimmel, RN, MA, Pediatric Oncology Nurse, CCFK; Ilene West, Child Psychologist, CCFK; Nicole Pearl, Certified Child Life Specialist, CCFK; Norman Fried, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, CCFK; Terrie Magro, the Michael Magro Foundation; AnnMarie DiFrancesca, former Director of Winthrop's Child Life Program; and Linda Sweeney, CCFK Practice Manager.

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