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Levittown Families Host 10th Anniversary “Bring Hope to Life Event” Raising Nearly $45,000 for Cancer Services at Winthrop-Unverisity Hospital - Archived
November 10, 2011

Giving back to Winthrop-University Hospital has become an innate tradition for the Lippert and Megliola families of Levittown, who are grateful for the care their sons Joe and Ray received at the Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids several years ago. In celebration of the vibrant and healthy lives these gentlemen lead, the families hosted the 2011 Bring Hope to Life Event on September 29 at Vetro’s in Howard Beach, NY. The 10th anniversary event was a terrific success, raising almost $45,000 for pediatric and adult cancer services, bringing the families’ total fundraising efforts for cancer services at Winthrop to nearly $285,000.

“The Lippert and Megliola families have been forever touched by Winthrop-University Hospital, and their long time support demonstrates a deep appreciation for the high quality, compassionate care they received here. These are wonderful families that recognize how vital philanthropic support is to maintaining the vitality of Winthrop’s extraordinary cancer programs,” said John Broder, Vice President of External Affairs & Development for Winthrop.

In 2002, Donna Lippert hosted the first annual Lippert Family Celebration of Life in honor of Joe and his successful treatment. The Lippert family later joined with the Megliolas to continue this popular annual tradition, with guests looking forward to the celebration each year. Over the years, funds raised by the Lippert and Megliola families have supported both pediatric and adult cancer services at Winthrop.

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Institute is home to the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers. Certified by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, the Institute is recognized as a leader in quality cancer care. Recognizing that cancer is not just an adult disease, the Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids is the largest facility in Nassau County for treating children with cancer and blood disorders, and is a member of the prestigious national Children’s Oncology Group (COG). A state-of-the-science facility where children are given the best possible chance of recovery and cure through comprehensive medical care, the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop provides constant nurturing and unconditional support in an environment that promotes healing.

For additional information about cancer care at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Publications Specialist
(516) 663-2234

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The Lippert family, (l.-r.) Gina, Joe, Donna and Robert, celebrate together at the 2011 Bring Hope to Life Event to raise funds for cancer services at Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Debbie Megliola (center) with her children Ray (left) and Angela at the 2011 Bring Hope to Life Event.