MORE THAN 500 CELEBRATE LIFE AT WINTHROP'S CANCER SURVIVORS' DAY


Vol. 9, No. 2
August, 1999

  • Winthrop Opens Filmless Diagnostic Imaging Center

  • Winthrop Complies with Mammogram Quality Standards Act

  • New Device Revolutionizes Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Long Island's First Electric Mechanical Heart Recipient

  • Women's Resource Center Helps Women Navigate the Healthcare Maze

  • American Cancer Society Recognition

  • New Logo Heralds New Era at Winthrop

  • People with Diabetes Learn to Master Buffets

  • Four New Winthrop Board Members Strengthen Leadership

  • Winthrop's Junior Volunteer Program Awards Scholarships to Deserving Students

  • Students Stock the Shelves of the Child Life Program

  • Pharmacy Robot: A First on Long Island

  • A Warning from the Long Island Poison Control Center at Winthrop

  • Asthma and Allergy Family Fair Presented by the Winthrop Asthma Center

  • More than 500 Celebrate Life at Winthrop's Cancer Survivors' Day

  • 75th Annual Meeting of Winthrop's Auxiliary

  • Golfers Show They're "Fore" Winthrop at 1999 Golf Tournament

  • For Long Island Children who don't have Health Insurance

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  • aaughter, conversation, camaraderie, and merriment were all in evidence at Winthrop's second annual Cancer Survivors' Day celebration. Held under a large tent on the Hospital's campus, the party featured music, dancing, dinner, prizes, and a wonderful opportunity for attendees to share their joy at being alive.

    Leonard Aprile and Fernand Labbee enthusiastically celebrated life at Winthrop's Cancer Survivors' Day.
    "We are all survivors," Harry Staszewski, MD, Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop, told the crowd. "Whether we have battled cancer in the past, are dealing with it now, or take steps to prevent cancer, our presence here sends an important message to the world. Some people look at survival statistics, but we are putting a human face on the numbers."
    Theresa Gale was moved to song at Winthrop's Cancer Survivors' Day. She was one of the many guests who entertained the crowd with karaoke singing
    Another highlight of the event occurred when Mineola Mayor John P. Colbert presented a proclamation to Dr. Staszewski declaring a village-wide recognition of Cancer Survivors' Day.
    Mineola Mayor John P. Colbert presented a proclamation in honor of Cancer Survivors' Day to Harry Staszewski, MD, Chief of Oncology/Hematology at Winthrop.
    Guests were moved by a speech by cancer survivor Angela Mevo, who told a personal tale of her struggle to overcome Hodgkins' disease. Later in the evening, they learned that laughter can indeed be the best medicine when special guest speaker Hedda Matza-Houghton, herself a cancer survivor, led them through a series of lighthearted exercises designed to relieve stress.
    Dorothy Quinn and Margaret Delahunt were among the nearly 500 guests who enjoyed Winthrop's second annual Cancer Survivors' Day
    In between, a delicious buffet dinner catered by the Winthrop Dietary Department was served. Guests were entertained by a DJ, and many became part of the entertainment by singing along "karaoke" style. Many went home winners of exciting and valuable door prizes and raffle prizes. As the evening ended, the guests promised to return next year, to reunite with their friends, physicians, and fellow survivors.
    Angela Mevo and friend James Borsic were special guests at Winthrop's Cancer Survivors' Day. Ms. Mevo, who successfully battled Hodgkins disease, shared her personal story with Survivors' Day guests.
     
    Carl and Joan Yuni danced the evening away at Winthrop's Cancer Survivors' Day.



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