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Community Members Gather for A Cause to Celebrate

(Above) John and Kristin Miller at A Cause to Celebrate to raise funds for Winthrop�s Child Life Program.
In an outstanding show of support for Winthrop�s Child Life Program, 300 guests gathered at The Garden City Hotel on March 24, 2011 to enjoy an evening marked by fine dining and a most impressive musical performance by internationally renowned vocalist Ronan Tynan. A Cause to Celebrate (formerly known as Opera Night) was the most successful gathering in the event�s 14-year history � raising $120,000 for Winthrop�s Child Life Program.

Veronica Renken, President of the Winthrop Auxiliary and member of the Hospital�s Board of Directors, (above, right) is joined by Mr. and Mrs. James E. McQuade at A Cause to Celebrate.

�Year after year, the ongoing generosity of countless individuals who have supported this event has helped enable Winthrop�s Child Life Program to continue to meet the unique psychosocial needs of our pediatric patients and their families,� said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop, �and we deeply appreciate the support.�

Pictured at A Cause to Celebrate are (l.-r.) Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop; John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop; internationally renowned vocalist Ronan Tynan; Cathi Cavanaugh, Pediatric Volunteer at Winthrop and the evening�s Honoree; Donald T. Brudie, Mayor, Village of Garden City; and Garry Schwall, Chief Operating Officer at Winthrop.

A Cause to Celebrate is an essential annual event that garners the community�s support for Winthrop�s Child Life Program, through which specially trained Child Life Specialists help children and their families understand and cope with hospitalization. A vital program that operates across the full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services at Winthrop, Child Life is supported in its entirety by philanthropic contributions.

For more information about the Child Life Program at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit
Vol. 21, No. 2
Fall 2011

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