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October 31, 2011

Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids’ 10th Annual Family Fun Run/Yogathon Raises Over $27,000

Families, neighbors and friends gathered at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, on September 18 for the 10th Annual 5K Family Fun Run/Yogathon to benefit the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital, Nassau County’s largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders.

This family event, bustling with over 400 adults and children, featured a 5K race, a children’s race, a morning filled with ongoing yoga classes, entertainment by Glenn Schifano and His Boy Elroy Band, refreshments, as well as activities and crafts for kids. More than $27,000 was raised for the Center’s psycho-social programs, which address pediatric cancer patients’ behavioral and social issues and include Child Life, Creative Arts Therapy, Social Work and Child Psychology.

WCBS Radio’s Sophia Hall, a long-time CCFK supporter and volunteer, welcomed participants and helped emcee post-event award and prize activities. The CCFK was also especially grateful to be chosen as this year’s charity of choice by the Ed Mangano “Cruise to the Show,” which featured a raffle to benefit the Center.

Elizabeth Urbanski, Development Specialist at the CCFK, gratefully acknowledged the work of the many volunteers who helped make the day possible, and thanked all who participated.

Winthrop-University Hospital together with its affiliated practitioners have collaborated to create the Cancer Center for Kids. The Cancer Center for Kids’ services are provided by both the Hospital and Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists affiliated with Winthrop Pediatric Associates, P.C. (“WPA”) who utilize both the state-of-the-science facilities of the Hospital and WPA’s new outpatient practice.

Diagnosing and treating the range of cancers and blood disorders in children is the focus of specialists in Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids. Staffed by pediatric hematologists/ oncologists with decades of experience, the Center is a unique regional resource that caters to children's medical needs and also addresses the psychosocial issues they and their families face.

For more information about Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids, please call 516-663-9400 or visit

Contact: Carolann Martines
Associate Writer
(516) 663-2234

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Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop and Director of Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK), enjoys the support of a local family at the 10th Annual Family Fun Run/Yogathon to benefit the CCFK.

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Runners and walkers of all ages came out to support Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids at the 10th Annual Family Fun Run/Yogathon on September 18 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.