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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

A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $115,000 for Child Life Program

In the spirit of the “Long Live the Beatles” theme of the evening, 250 guests “came together” at The Garden City Hotel on March 31, 2016 to show their support for NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Child Life Program at the 19th Annual “A Cause to Celebrate.” The event, marked by fine dining and an exciting musical performance by The Mahoney Brothers, raised nearly $115,000 for the program.

The event honored Ronald V. Marino, DO, MPH, Associate Chairman of Pediatrics at NYU Winthrop, a seasoned expert and highly esteemed member of the Hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Marino has long been an advocate for the Child Life Program.

“I have had the privilege of seeing our community come together for many years to raise funds for the Child Life Program,” said Dr. Marino. “The services of this program bring light and joy to our pediatric patients and their families during a time of need.”

“It was only fitting that this year, we honored a man who has contributed so much to the Child Life Program,” said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program. “We are also deeply appreciative to all those who have supported this event over the years to ensure the Child Life team can continue to meet the unique psychosocial needs of our pediatric patients and their families.”

Guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour followed by a sit-down dinner in the main ballroom. The Mahoney Brothers brought the crowd to its feet during their outstanding musical performance, which covered some of the Beatles greatest hits. Attendees also had an opportunity to participate in a community and silent auction, featuring items donated by local vendors.

A Cause to Celebrate is a pivotal annual event that garners the community’s support for NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program. Since its inception in 1998, A Cause to Celebrate has raised almost $1.5 million for the program.

For more information about the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.