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Jay’s World Childhood Cancer Foundation Shows Continued Support for Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids - Archived
January 26, 2015

Jay’s World Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc., established in 1994 by Ralph and Mary Ann Napolitano of Medford, NY, to celebrate their son Jason’s (“Jay”) successful leukemia treatment, is committed to children and their fight against pediatric cancer. The Foundation continues to be a beacon of light for pediatric cancer patients and their families who are treated at the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital.

Jay’s World’s most recent $10,000 gift has been earmarked for the Center’s healing services which enhance its medical treatment and care. These programs empower each child’s recovery and nurture the family during challenging times. Professionally trained team members help patients cope through therapeutic play, music appreciation and performance, workshops, educational and social support activities, as well as through arts and crafts.

The Foundation has played a substantial philanthropic role in the Hospital’s growth and development since 2004, contributing more than $616,000 in support of its mission of providing superior patient care, research and medical education. Jay’s World Childhood Cancer Foundation funded Winthrop’s 15,000 sq. ft. Jay’s World Children’s Cancer Unit in the Hospital’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center, underwrote the CCFK’s Complete Blood County (CBC) Lab and Practice Manager’s Office, supported clinical pediatric oncology programs, and has granted scholarships to pediatric cancer patients on or off treatment who are going to college.

“As they continue their tradition of giving, The Napolitanos have no doubt positively impacted many lives and Winthrop deeply appreciates their support,” said Linda Sweeney, Winthrop’s Pediatric Development Manager.

Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids is the largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County, providing superior medical treatment in a caring and nurturing environment. For more information about the CCFK, visit www.winthrop.org/cck.


Leanna Cherry
PR Manager
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