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Garden City Residents Gear Up for Winthrop’s Yuletide Ball
November 16, 2015

Mineola, NY –  Preparations are well underway for Winthrop-University Hospital’s Yuletide Ball, an elegant evening of fine dining, dancing and fundraising in support of the Child Life Program at The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop. The event will take place at the Garden City home of Christopher and Amanda Wood on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

“As strong believers in the mission of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Child Life Program, we are honored to be hosting this year’s Yuletide Ball,” said the Woods. “Like many in the Winthrop community, we have experienced the unique comfort the Program provides to children and their families. We look forward to opening our home to friends and neighbors in support of this extremely worthwhile cause.”

Thanks to the efforts of dedicated supporters in the community, Winthrop’s Yuletide Ball has raised more than two million dollars in support of the Hospital’s Child Life Program, which is dedicated to helping children understand and cope with the hospital experience. Certified Child Life Specialists utilize therapeutic play, arts and crafts, entertainment and other diversions to ensure that the hospital experience is as stress-free as possible for children and their families.

For ticket and sponsorship information for Winthrop’s 2015 Yuletide Ball, please contact Shari Prinstein, Assistant Director, Special Events at Winthrop, at (516) 663-8275 or email

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Assistant Director,
Public Relations
(516) 663-2234