On April 7, 2011 the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital held its Fifth Annual Black and White Ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY. Close to 400 guests from the metropolitan area’s corporate, healthcare and philanthropic communities, in addition to major event sponsors Charlie’s Champions, Pall Corporation, and Rich and Ali Volpe, helped raise over $325,000, bringing the event’s total fiveyear fundraising efforts to almost 1.5 million dollars to benefit the CCFK’s psychosocial, child life and creative arts therapy programs.
Major event sponsors of the 2011 Black and White Ball were Ali Volpe and Richard Volpe of Royal Bank of Scotland.
At the Fifth Annual Cancer Center for Kids’ Black and White Ball, Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop and Director of the CCFK, presented honorees Donna and Allan Axelowitz with a token of appreciation for their long-time support.
The honorees for this special evening were long-time devoted supporters Allan and Donna Axelowitz of Huntington, whose son, Ryan, was a patient of Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop and Director of the CCFK.
“Allan and Donna are constantly offering their friendship and services to our functions and fundraising efforts,” praised Dr. Weinblatt. “Between volunteering, providing toys and gifts for our patients, and donating funds, they are always there with their smiling faces.”
“Donna and Allan have been with us from our first curtain call. Unsung heroes, their friendship and philanthropy have brought the Center’s fundraising efforts to a new level,” said Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager of the CCFK and Chair of the Black and White Ball.
Back row, standing, (l.-r.) Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop; John P. Broder, Vice President of External Affairs & Development at Winthrop; Dennis Sweeney and Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager of Winthrop’s CCFK; Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at Winthrop and Director of Winthrop’s CCFK and wife, Barbara Weinblatt; John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop; and Mark Cataliotti. Front row, seated, (l.-r.) Helen Rosenfeld; Susan Chewens and Ed Chewens, Assistant Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Services at Winthrop; Cathy Collins; and Palmira Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Winthrop.
Vol. 21, No. 2
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