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CornerStone Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Enters New Phase
Two Siblings, One Medical Miracle
Growing for the Future: NYU Winthrop and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce Plans to Affiliate
Longtime Orthopedic Nurse Turns to her Own Institution for Care
Celebrating a Decade of Inspired Care
Young Diver Recovers Quickly Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
NYU Winthrop Earns High Accolades from U.S. News & World Report
NYU Winthrop Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center
Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation Raises Lung Cancer Awareness at NYU Winthrop and Beyond
Researchers Discover Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection
Lieutenant Governor Tours New Research & Academic Center
NYU Winthrop Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,009,000 for Research
31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises $635,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Child Safety Tips for Grandparents
Local Foundation Committed in the Fight against Pulmonary Fibrosis Shows Generous support for ILD Research
"Bonding with Baby" Helps Siblings of Babies in the NICU
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Committed Support to Child Life
NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation
Matthew Fetzer Foundation Fulfills a Wish to Help Children Fighting Cancer
The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Honors Apollo Family for Continued Benevolence
A Celebration of Life
Spreading Hope and Love
15 Years of Hope and Healing
Rock2Beat Red Carpet Party Supported by CME
Golfers Score a Hole-in-One for Kids with Cancer
Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders
Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients
NYU Winthrop Named to the Top 500 of the 2016 Homecare Elite
NFL Player and NYU Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch

The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to NYU Winthrop

Spreading hope and raising awareness about the importance of early screening for colon cancer is something that is near and dear to the family of Debra Ann Franceschini. In keeping with their decade-long tradition of giving to benefit both inpatient and outpatient cancer programs at NYU Winthrop, the Franceschini family of Piccolo's Restaurant in Mineola presented a check in the amount of $33,005 to the Hospital.

The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to NYU Winthrop(L-R) Diane Smith, Director of Major Gifts at NYU Winthrop; Alan Jacobson, MD, NYU Winthrop's Chief Research Officer; Robert Franceschini Sr.; Robert Franceschini Jr., with his two children; and Lynn Drucker; Assistant Vice President, Development at NYU Winthrop.

"We are most grateful for the continuous support of the Franceschini Family, which has touched so many patients over the years," said Lynn Drucker, Assistant Vice President, Development at NYU Winthrop.

After Robert Franceschini of Albertson lost his wife of 26 years to colon cancer in April 2006, he felt the best way to honor her memory was to raise money to help fight the disease that took her from him and their two sons.

"Colon cancer is treatable if caught early," he said, "and I want to encourage individuals to get screened at a younger age."

A decade ago, the Franceschini family began hosting an annual golf outing to raise funds in Debra Ann's honor. Since that time, the family, who established the Inpatient Intervention Colorectal Cancer Screening Research Fund at NYU Winthrop, has raised nearly $375,000 to-date to benefit patients at NYU Winthrop.

"I can't stop," said Mr. Franceschini when reflecting on his dedication to giving. "It'd be like giving up on her."

For more information about colorectal cancer screening or other cancer screening services offered at NYU Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.