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CornerStone Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer/Fall 2017
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There’s a New Healthcare Force on Long Island
New Board Members Appointed
New Center Offers State-of-the-art Treatments for Varicose Veins
One Patient’s Vow to Live Healthfully
A Tradition of Giving: Local Family Gives back to Emergency Department, Once Again
National Recognition Once Again for The Children's Medical Center
NYU Winthrop Earns HBOT Accreditation with Distinction
Forbes Names NYU Winthrop One of "America's Best Employers" for 2017
Gold Standard for Inpatient Diabetes Care
More "Bests" for NYU Winthrop, CEO
Unique Regenerative Medicine Technique Provides Relief to 9/11 First Responder
Cancer Survivors Day
The Need for Philanthropy By E. Ramone Segree, Vice President, Development at NYU Winthrop Hospital
Inaugural President’s Circle Reception
32nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises over $560,000 for ED Expansion and Renovations
A Lifetime of Service: Board of Directors Honors Veronica B. Renken
Local Foundation Gives Back to Pediatric Patients
Grand Opening of NYU Winthrop Primary Care Clinic
Unique "Stop the Bleed" Course Offers Lifesaving Techniques
Beautiful New Artwork Lifts Children’s Spirits, Thanks to Generous Grant from the Encourage Kids Foundation
A Memorable Yuletide Ball
Love is in the Air
Milestone "Cause" Raises $110,000 for Child Life Program
Cancer Center for Kids Celebrates Hope and Healing
Stella's Superheroes Unite to Benefit Cancer Center for Kids
A Most Generous Gift Lifts Spirits, Once Again
The Ride to Fight Kid's Cancer
Gregg's Wings Foundation Honors a Little Life in a Big Way
NYU Winthrop Named a Preferred Medical Partner of the New York State Troopers PBA

Gregg's Wings Foundation Honors a Little Life in a Big Way

Bill and Debi Kienke, founders of the Gregg's Wings Foundation, have continued to honor the life of their infant son by supporting NYU Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK). At a recent visit to the CCFK, the Kienke family presented Dr. Mark Weinblatt with $50,000 in proceeds from their 2016 Gregg's Wings Golf Outing. To date, the Gregg's Wings Foundation's philanthropic efforts have contributed over $335,000 to benefit the CCFK’s psychosocial support programs.

Gregg's Wings Foundation Honors a Little Life in a Big WayPictured at the recent check presentation are (l.-r.) Bill Kienke; Debi Kienke; Dr. Mark Weinblatt; Ashley Carlo, Manager of the CCFK; Kristina Riera and Michael Kienke.

The Foundation and its annual golf outing is an ongoing tribute to the Kienkes' son Gregg, who passed away from cancer at just weeks old. To give his life great meaning and to impact other families who are currently battling pediatric cancer, the Kienke family has made it their life's mission to support the works of Gregg's physicians Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop and Director of the Cancer Center for Kids, and Philip Scimeca, MD, Associate Chief of the Division.

The Foundation's gift will continue to underwrite support for vital psychosocial services and programs, as well as support groups, printing of a patient-family newsletter and a 2nd Annual Alumni Day for patients and families that are off-treatment.