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CornerStone Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer/Fall 2017
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One Patient’s Vow to Live Healthfully
There’s a New Healthcare Force on Long Island
New Board Members Appointed
New Center Offers State-of-the-art Treatments for Varicose Veins
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

A Most Generous Gift Lifts Spirits, Once Again

Since 2008, a unique initiative has paved the way for a very special program to thrive at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Recently, Spirit Halloween Superstores presented NYU Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) with a grant in the amount of over $97,000 in support of the CCFK's Child Life Program. This spirited contribution was the second largest to the CCFK from the Spirit of Children initiative, through which Spirit Halloween raises funds to support Child Life in hospitals all across the country. To date, the magnanimous initiative has contributed over $400,000 to the Child Life Program at the CCFK.

Spirit Halloween Superstores presented NYU Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) with a grant of over $97,000Allan and Donna Axelowitz; Ashley Carlo, Practice Manager, CCFK; Dawn Martin of Spirit Halloween; Lisa Malikin, Administrative Director of Pediatrics; Kim Krupa, Certified Child Life Specialist; Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of the CCFK; Stephanie Meier, Assistant Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Services; and Leonard Krilov, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Thanks to the enduring friendship and support of both the Axelowitz family, who can attest to both the importance and wonderful care delivered by the Child Life Program, and Spirit Halloween, the CCFK’s Child Life Program – one of a collection of psychosocial support services to CCFK patients and their families – continues to thrive.

"Their continued generosity, support and enthusiasm has been instrumental in helping to provide patients and families with vital services and programs. It is because of their collective support that CCFK experiences are more positive and less scary for young patients and their families," said Kim Krupa, Certified Child Life Specialist at the Cancer Center for Kids.