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CornerStone Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2012
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A Legacy Lives on to Help Others
NYU Winthrop Names Three New Members to Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Offers Heart Valve Replacement with No Open Surgery
NYU Winthrop: The First Hospital on Long Island to Offer Expectant Parents New Blood Test
NYU Winthrop’s Orthopaedic Surgeons: Helping Patients Live their Fullest Life
NYU Winthrop Designated a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
NYU Winthrop Named Health Care's Most Wired Winner 2012
NYU Winthrop’s Neuroscience Special Care Unit Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Ask the Doctor: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Additional videos
The World’s Smallest Microscope is at NYU Winthrop
27th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $512,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Research Institute
A Cause to Celebrate... Child Life
An Evening of Reflection
Sixth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $275,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
NYU Winthrop’s “Top Doctors”
Astoria Federal Savings Shows Support for NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program
A Life-Long Dream Fulfilled
Friends of NYU Winthrop Donate Special Goodies to Pediatric Patients
Once Again, The Children’s Medical Center at NYU Winthrop Earns High Rankings
Golfing ‘Fore’ the Kids
Passion & Purpose: The Foundation for NYU Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-thon
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors”

Passion & Purpose: The Foundation for NYU Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-thon




swimathonDr. Ron Marino (center) is joined by President and Owner of Saf-T-Swim Inc., Jim Hazen (left), and Manager, Ken Hazen (right), who were among the Towel Sponsors for NYU Winthrop’s 11th Annual Swim-a-thon, along with AAKOP LLC.

Inspired by his passions for swimming and helping children, Ron Mario, DO, Associate Chairman of Pediatrics at NYU Winthrop, wanted to come up with a way to connect these passions to an activity that would enhance the growth of NYU Winthrop’s Department of Pediatrics, raise funds, and get children involved in service to their community. With these goals in mind, Dr. Marino conceptualized an event where swimmers of all ages and skill levels could come together on a Sunday morning each spring to enjoy swimming laps while raising funds for a worthy cause. Now, more than a decade later, with the support of various Hospital Departments and the community, this highly anticipated annual event has garnered a total of nearly $210,000 to benefit the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop.

“I love the idea that children are able to participate in a healthy activity while raising funds for a worthy cause,” said Dr. Marino.

Each year, the Swim-a-thon, which takes places at Hofstra University’s Swim Center, is enhanced by an outpouring of support from the community – from local vendors and bands who provide face painting, arts and crafts, and entertainment, to massage therapists, swim coaches, and yoga instructors who donate their time and services to this terrific familycentered event.

Instrumental to the success of this year’s event, which raised close to $40,000, was support from various sponsors including Saf-T-Swim Inc., who were active partners with Dr. Marino, promoting the event in their facilities and encouraging members of the community to register and donate.

“We are deeply appreciative of the community’s ongoing support which has benefitted countless pediatric patients at NYU Winthrop,” said Dr. Marino.

For more information about NYU Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-thon or volunteer opportunities, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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NYU Winthrop Physician Inspires
Young Students

NYU Winthrop physician Richard I. Roberts, MD, Ob/Gyn in Great Neck, NY, recently participated in the “Guess Who’s Coming to Read” Program at Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset. The program, which is designed to encourage children to read on a daily basis, features mystery guests from varied and interesting careers reading aloud to students and stressing how important reading is in all aspects of life.