Helping Those in Need
Perhaps one of the most remarkable
outcomes of Hurricane Sandy was to
see strangers come together to help
those impacted by the storm rebuild
their lives once again.
Prompted to do some thing good
for displaced residents in the Long
Beach area, Ryan Michaelman (left) from the storm-affected town of Island Park,
and Jon-Erik Borgersen from Lakeview Fire Department (right), set up a donation
drop-off site at their place of employment, Synergy Gym, in Garden City Park.
When Cathy Sokol, a devoted member of Winthrop’s Annual Swim-A-Thon
Committee, heard about it, she, with the support of Ron Marino, DO, Associate
Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop, donated 100 Winthrop Swim-A-Thon
beach towels for those in need.
“I am thankful that we were able to assist these young men in their relief efforts,”
said Ms. Sokol.
Mark your calendar! The next Annual Swim-A-Thon to benefit the Child
Life Program at Winthrop is set for April 21, 2013 at Hofstra’s Swim Center. For
more information, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org/events.
Vol. 22, No. 3
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