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Third Annual Gregg's Wings Golf Outing Raises Funds for Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids - Archived
December 11, 2014

The Third Annual Gregg’s Wings Golf Outing, celebrating the life of Gregg Kienke, was held at the Sewane Club in Hewlett Harbor this summer, raising $85,000 for the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital. The Kienke family recently visited the Center to present the proceeds from the event.

When cancer tragically took the life of Gregg Kienke just weeks after he was born, the compassionate support of CCFK physicians Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop and Director of the CCFK; and Philip Scimeca, MD, Associate Chief of the Division, was never forgotten by his parents, Bill and Debi Kienke of East Rockaway, NY. At the suggestion of their sons, Bryan and Michael, the family found a way to create an enduring legacy for Gregg and help other children battling this horrific disease. They decided to create an event to honor the doctors, and enrich the CCFK’s mission of hope and healing.

Family and friends enjoyed a spectacular day of golf that featured brunch, lunch, and lavish evening festivities where the Kienkes were joined Dr. Weinblatt and Linda Sweeney, Pediatric Development Manager at Winthrop. Dr. Weinblatt took the opportunity to recognize the dedication of a family committed to helping pediatric cancer patients and the challenges it presents to the entire family. “We are truly humbled by the generosity of the Kienke family,” said Dr. Weinblatt.

Mrs. Kienke voiced her personal hope for a bright future for the Center’s youngest patients. “We are proud to remember Gregg in this meaningful way and to know that he has a part in helping guide so many children on their journey back to health and well-being,” she said.

Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids is the largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County, and is the County’s only member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a prestigious international consortium of collaborating hospitals recognized as leaders in the treatment of childhood cancers. For more information about the CCFK, visit To learn more about Gregg’s Wings, visit

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