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Garden City Teen to be Honored at Cancer Center for Kids' Black and White Ball
March 6, 2018
Timothy Schmitt (T.J.) to be Honored at Cancer Center for Kids' Black and White Ball | NYU Winthrop HospitalTimothy Schmitt (T.J.)

Mineola, NY — The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop Hospital recently announced that Timothy Schmitt (T.J.) will be an honoree at this year’s Black and White Ball. The Ball is set for Thursday, April 19th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oheka Castle in Huntington. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Center’s comprehensive and essential psychosocial programs, which help facilitate a sense of wellbeing and improve the quality of life for a child undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer or complex blood disorders.

T.J., a resident of Garden City and current Junior at Garden City High School, will receive the CCFK’s Philanthropic Youth Award. This prestigious award recognizes the merits of young adults in the community who put forth extraordinary efforts to benefit children treated at the CCFK. T.J.’s hard work and dedication over the last five years with the Charlie’s Champions Foundation has raised money for the Music Therapy, Child Life, Social Work and Child Psychology programs at the CCFK. In addition, T.J. helped the Charlie’s Champions Foundation join forces with the Garden City High School Miracle Club, expanding the organization’s fundraising efforts with the help of fellow students and his peers. Over the past several years, T. J. has also devoted his personal time to volunteering at the CCFK, aiding with the Center’s Cans for Cancer recycling program and special events efforts.

As the largest outpatient facility for children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County, the CCFK at NYU Winthrop is at the forefront of treatment and research, and is a collaborative member of the prestigious Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international network of researchers and health providers. For more information about the CCFK, call 516-663-1565 or visit For more information about the Black and White Ball and to purchase tickets or ads in support of the event and T.J.’s efforts, visit or contact Ashley Carlo at or via telephone at 516-663-1565.