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CornerStone Vol. 25, No. 1, Summer 2015
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NYU Winthrop's Medically Supervised Weight Management Program Helps Local Residents
NYU Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
In Memoriam
College-bound Student Athlete Finds Relief from Sinusitis
New Research and Academic Center Celebrates Grand Opening
NYU Winthrop Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Outstanding Pediatric Care
New Drugs, New Hope for Patients Facing Lung Cancer
NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the ACR
New Equipment Enhances Care for Pediatric Airway Emergencies
Grateful Family Gives Back to NICU
The Kornreich Family Makes Donation in Honor of Young Patient
A Leader in Research
Sports Medicine Program Gives Back to the Community with Student Athlete Scholarships
Long Island's First and Only Baby-Friendly Hospital
Celebration of the Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory Signals Final Stage of the Opening of the Research and Academic Center
A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
The Starlight Foundation Delivers Tablets to Pediatric Inpatient Center
NYU Winthrop Partners With Local Boy Scout to Provide Vital Resource to the Mineola Community
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation As NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Ninth Annual Black & White Ball Raises More Than $300,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Spirit of Children Brings the Spirit of Philanthropy to Cancer Center for Kids
A Lap Goes a Long Way for Child Life at NYU Winthrop
Verizon Foundation Helps Give Patients and Their Families Peace of Mind
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support
The Book Fairies Make a Special Delivery
A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $120,000 for NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program
An Evening in Tuscany - Gala Raises Over $950,000 for NYU Winthrop
30th Anniversary Golf Tournament Raises $650,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Ask the Expert - Women's Health: Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Glen Oaks Country Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Senator Jack M. Martins Delivers Toys to Young Patients
New York Islanders Bring Cheer to Young Patients
An Early Mother's Day at NYU Winthrop
The Irish American Golf Club Makes Donation in Honor of Former Captain
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $216,000 for Child Life Program

Ninth Annual Black & White Ball Raises More Than $300,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK

(L.-R.) Donna-Marie Korth; Parts Authority guests Betty Lee, Robert Blitzstein, Bill Turner; and Ashley Carlo.

The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop Hospital held its Ninth Annual Black and White Ball at Oheka Castle on April 30, an exquisite evening that raised more than $300,000 to benefit the CCFK’s essential psychosocial and creative arts therapy programs.

Dr. Weinblatt, left, with John Buran, CEO and President of Flushing Bank.

The evening began with a warm welcome from Gala Emcee Sophia Hall of WCBS News Radio before Ashley Carlo, Manager of the CCFK, introduced a compelling new video, 6 Minutes at the CCFK, to the packed house. Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at NYU Winthrop and Director of the CCFK, thanked everyone for their support and described the facility’s focus on superior medicine and the pursuit of new research opportunities.

John and Tara Schmitt, founders of Charlie's Champions Foundation, with Dr. Weinblatt.

The event honored Donna-Marie Korth, a philanthropist and partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP. Dr. Weinblatt presented Ms. Korth with her award, and praised her tireless dedication to giving back to the Center’s children and families.

Dr. Weinblatt, right, congratulates Eric Ramsay IV, winner of the Youth Philanthropic Award.

“We can all agree that cancer and kids are two words you never want to hear in the same sentence,” remarked Ms. Korth in her acceptance speech. “But by adding just a few other words and making it The Cancer Center For Kids, you have transformed what can be a very lonely and daunting experience into one that is challenging, but something entirely differ- ent in a most positive and supportive way.”

Dr. Weinblatt gave the CCFK’s first Youth Philanthropic Award to Eric Ramsay IV, a senior at Bay Shore High School, forhis fundraising efforts on the CCFK’s behalf. He also recognized John and Tara Schmitt, founders of Charlie’s Champions Foundation, and John Buran, CEO and President of Flushing Bank, for their ongoing support and commitment to helping the CCFK, its patients and their families. The Parts Authority, whose April 2015 tradeshow raised $30,000 to benefit this CCFK event, was also acknowledged for its exceptional generosity.

(L.-R.) Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at NYU Winthrop and Director of the Cancer Center for Kids; Donna-Marie Korth, CCFK Black and White Ball honoree; and Ashley Carlo, Manager, NYU Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids.

The CCFK, a member of the prestigious Children’s Oncology Group, is Nassau County’s largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders. For more information about the CCFK, contact Ashley Carlo at (516) 663-9400 or visit www.winthrop.org/cck.