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- Woodbury Teen to be Honored at Cancer Center for Kids' Black and White Ball
- March 5, 2018
- Daniel Berenson
Mineola, NY — The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop Hospital recently announced that Woodbury resident Daniel Berenson will be an honoree at this year’s Black and White Ball. The Ball is set for Thursday, April 19th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oheka Castle in Huntington. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Center’s comprehensive and essential psychosocial programs, which help facilitate a sense of wellbeing and improve the quality of life for a child undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer or complex blood disorders.
Daniel, who is currently a senior at Syosset High School, will receive the CCFK’s Spirit of Giving Leadership Award. Over the years, Daniel has given back to the CCFK by volunteering during patient initiatives, as well as fundraising events to help spread awareness and further the Center’s mission. Daniel also orchestrated a unique mitzvah project known as “Daniel’s bar mitzvah,” where he raised nearly $8,000 in support of the Center. Through this initiative, Daniel invited community support through pledges for each mile-per-hour of his throwing of the ceremonial pitch at a Mets game, raising funds and awareness to benefit the CCFK’s Music Therapy, Child Life, Social Work and Child Psychology programs, providing hope and healing to its patients and families.
As the largest outpatient facility for children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County, NYU Winthrop’s CCFK is at the forefront of treatment and research, and is a collaborative member of the prestigious Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international network of researchers and health providers. For more information about the CCFK, call 516-663-1565 or visit www.nyuwinthrop.org/cck. For more information about the Black and White Ball, and to purchase tickets or ads in support of the event and Daniel’s efforts, visit www.nyuwinthrop.org/events or contact Ashley Carlo or via telephone at 516-663-1565.