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CornerStone Vol. 26, No.1, Spring/Summer 2016
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A Second Miracle for Allison
Revolutionary Heart Procedure Provides New Treatment for Sufferers of Aortic Valve Stenosis
WATCHMAN: A New Treatment Option for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Lifesaving Procedure and Wedding Bells for Patient with Rare Heart Condition
New, State-of-the-Art Trauma Center Opens
Committed to the Fight against Obesity
Empowered to Educate: Women with Heart Disease Fight Back
American Heart Association Awards Grant-in-Aid to NYU Winthrop Researchers
Diabetes Prevention Program: Motivating Local Residents to Change Their Lives
24th Annual Gala Raises More than $1,000,000
Celebrating Service and Philanthropy: Special Room Dedication Held for Esteemed Physician
Getting into the Spirit at NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
Annual Golf Outing Benefits the CCFK
Bo Jackson Brings Special Memories
Gregg’s Wings Foundation Continues Support
CCFK Patients Rock at Seventh Annual Rock2Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Continues Longtime Support
CCFK Crosses the Finish Line
A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $115,000 for Child Life Program
Good for the Brain: Unique Art Expressions Group Brings Patients and Caregivers Together
A Family Tradition of Philanthropy
Unique Toilet Training Program Helps Youngsters ‘Go’
New Mural Brightens Walls and Lifts Spirits
New Chiropractic Collaboration Provides Coordinated Care for Patients
NYU Winthrop Nurses Earn Prestigious Magnet Recognition
New Member Elected to NYU Winthrop’s Board of Directors
New Electronic Medical Record Set to Go Live This Summer
Raising the Bar for Care with National Recognitions
Yuletide Ball Raises $207,000 for Child Life Program
A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Celebrating a 23-Year Partnership
Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation Supports NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
Floreine J. NYU Winthrop’s Memory Honored with Tranquil Garden
Senator Martins Spreads Cheer Among Young Patients
Preventing Heat-Related Illness
NYU Winthrop Researchers Advocate for 9/11 First Responders Suffering from Debilitating Neurological Condition
A Special Evening of Tasting and Giving Supports Pediatric Patients

CCFK Patients Rock at Seventh Annual Rock2Beat Pediatric Cancer

CCFK Music Therapy Volunteer Brooke Williams with two CCFK Jam Band performers before they take the stage.

The curtain went up on the Seventh Annual “Rock2Beat Pediatric Cancer” event at the Inn at New Hyde Park in November, raising more than $32,000 to benefit the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop.

Under the direction of Music Therapist Glenn Schifano, pediatric cancer and hema- tology patients gave a rousing musical performance that included hits like Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” and Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.” “Fight Song,” in particular, has lyrics that make the song a favorite among CCFK patients: “This is my fight song, take back my life song.”

“Medicine and music are healing to our Center’s world,” said Mr. Schifano. “Encouraging children to express their fears and concerns through the universal language of music is what we do best.”

Ashley Carlo, Manager of the CCFK, welcomed guests to the event before Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hemato- logy/Oncology and Director of the CCFK, thanked event sponsors and participants for their generosity. Like all the CCFK’s psy- chosocial programs, the Creative Arts Therapy Program is provided free of charge and sustained by voluntary philanthropic support. It is an integral part of the delivery of care that makes the Center a unique place of healing.