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Winthrop Announces 20th Annual “A Cause to Celebrate” to Benefit the Child Life Program
February 13, 2017

- Event set for March 16, 2017 at The Garden City Hotel -

Baldwin resident Hayden S. Wool, Esq., will be honored at Winthrop's upcoming "A Cause to Celebrate" on Thursday, March 16 at The Garden City Hotel.

Mineola, NY – The Children's Medical Center at Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the 20th Annual "A Cause to Celebrate," benefitting the Child Life Program. Honoring Baldwin resident Hayden S. Wool, Esq., the highly anticipated annual event will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at The Garden City Hotel.

Mr. Wool is a Partner and Director at Garfunkel Wild, P.C., which is headquartered in Great Neck. His firm has been involved in providing legal representation to Winthrop for nearly 31 years, and Mr. Wool's connections and commitment to Winthrop run even deeper. He has been passionately involved in fundraising for pediatrics at Winthrop for many years, serving as co-chair of the Pediatric Fund for the Future, which supported the Hospital’s pediatric floor. His wife, Andrea Leffler Wool, was born at Winthrop, and two of his three children are employees of the Hospital. A frequent guest of the annual "Cause to Celebrate," this is his first time being honored. 

"Hayden Wool has been a cherished friend to Winthrop for many years," said Leonard R. Krilov, ‎MD, Chairman of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Winthrop. "We are so pleased to honor him this year, and deeply grateful for his service and commitment to Winthrop and its young patients."

The evening will feature "Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway," a performance by award-winning composer, lyricist and producer Nick Berg with Broadway classics sung by top Broadway stars.

The funds raised by "A Cause to Celebrate" support Winthrop's extraordinary Child Life Program, through which certified Child Life Specialists utilize play and education to improve the understanding of medical procedures, teach relaxation techniques to help the patients cope with illness or surgery and provide emotional support for the entire family.

 "Thanks to the Child Life Program, countless patients and their families are helped during their time of need," said Dr. Krilov. "We are so appreciative to everyone in the community who comes together for this important cause and whose generosity has impacted countless pediatric patients at Winthrop."

Individual tickets, including cocktails and dinner, journal ads and sponsorship packages are available, as well as participation in community and silent auctions. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Winthrop's Office of Development at (516) 663–8275. To make reservations online, visit