Tenth Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebrates Life


Vol. 18, No. 3
Fall 2008

  • A Gift... Beyond the Gift of Life

  • 12 Winthrop Specialists Named to New York Magazine’s 2008 “Best Doctors” List

  • Cancer Center for Kids Moves to a New Home

  • Friends & Benefactors Annual Reception

  • Winthrop Helps Postal Clerk Get Some Sleep

  • Winthrop: A Gateway to a Top-Rated Kidney Transplant Program

  • DiStasio Family Makes Donation to NICU

  • The Center for Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions

  • New Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions: Easing Patients’ Burdens through a Single Coordinated Plan of Care

  • Golfing for the CCFK

  • Annual Gala Celebrates Winthrop’s Passion for Care without Compromise

  • CCFK Families Celebrate Life

  • Unique Program Helps New Mothers Cope

  • Saving Lives in Bolivia

  • Winthrop’s New Welcoming Ambassadors

  • Tenth Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebrates Life

  • Bay’s Big Bash Does it Again!

  • Spizz Family Supports CCFK

  • Pediatric Unit Receives Quilt Donation

  • Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation Makes Generous Donation to CCFK

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  • It was an evening marked by hope, joy and laughter, as nearly 500 guests celebrated life at Winthrop- University Hospital’s tenth annual Cancer Survivors Day dinner dance held on June 5 at the Long Island Marriott. Once again, this inspirational event gave survivors and their loved ones the opportunity to share experiences and enjoy camaraderie as they reunited with staff from Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer Care.

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    Guests enjoy the tenth annual Cancer Survivors Day dinner dance.

    Jeffrey Schneider, MD, Director of the Lung Cancer Program at Winthrop and keynote speaker, shared some of the insight he has gained from treating patients with cancer.

    “As an oncologist, I have seen so many of you absorb that jolt (of a cancer diagnosis) and recover from it to allow for your transformation to survivorship that we celebrate today. It has been said that there are no great individuals, only ordinary individuals who may confront great challenges. I have had the privilege of observing the many different ways that cancer has transformed you from the ordinary to extra-ordinary.”

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    Cancer survivor and guest speaker Stuart Schaller (above, left) with Jeffrey Schneider, MD, Director of the Lung Cancer Program at Winthrop.
    Each year, Winthrop’s celebration grows larger, a testament to the fact that more and more people are surviving cancer. New technologies and breakthrough therapies have increased the rate of survival, but early detection is still critical.

    Cancer survivor and guest speaker Stuart Schaller praised Winthrop and its healthcare professionals for playing a major role in his survivorship.

    “Winthrop-University Hospital fits the perfect profile for me,” he said.

    “It’s large enough to attract great talent and be a center for leading edge technology, yet small enough so that you don’t feel lost and still receive a very personal level of care.”

    In addition to the dinner celebration, Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer Care sponsored an educational Cancer Survivors Workshop on June 25, which addressed the long-term medical issues resulting from cancer treatments, as well as Social Security disability issues and nutritional advice specific to cancer survivors.

    For more information on the world-class cancer care services available at Winthrop, call 1-866- WINTHROP.



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