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Local Residents Gather for NYU Winthrop’s 2018 Yuletide Ball
January 8, 2019

Event Raises More than $290,000 for Hospital’s Child Life Program, which Helps Patients Cope

Mineola, NY — Through the experiences of those close to them, Garden City residents James and Kathy Connolly have seen firsthand the positive impact that NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Child Life Program can have on young patients. Grateful for this program dedicated to helping young patients and their families cope with the hospital experience, the couple wanted to do something special to give back. As such, the couple welcomed over 230 guests into their beautiful home on Saturday, December 8 for NYU Winthrop Hospital’s 2018 Yuletide Ball to raise vital funds for the program.

Yuletide(Left to right) Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop Hospital; Kathy and James Connolly, 2018 Yuletide Ball Hosts and Event Chairs; Leonard Krilov, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at NYU Winthrop.

Guests dined and danced the night away all while building awareness and support for the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop, which is supported entirely by philanthropic contributions. The 2018 Yuletide Ball was a terrific success, garnering more than $290,000 for a fundamental component of the superior pediatric care for which NYU Winthrop is known.

The Hospital is deeply appreciative of all members of the Ball’s planning committee, whose hard work and dedication once again ensured a successful event. These members included Hosts/Chairs James and Kathy Connolly, and Committee members Michelle and Scott Clark; Katy and Scott Cole; Sue and Peter Doherty; Suzanne and Michael Ferrucci; Nicole and Eric Foster; Sheila and Matt Heslin; Kerri and Patrick McElroy; Paula and Brendan McGovern; Kathryn and Michael Rafferty; Tara and John Schmitt; Mary Beth and Chris Tully; and Amanda and Christopher Wood.

YuletideSome of the members of the 2018 Yuletide Ball Committee (not pictured, Katy Cole)

To learn more about NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program, visit www.nyuwinthrop.org/child-life-program or call 1-866-WINTHROP.