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CornerStone Vol. 23, No. 1 Winter 2013
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Grateful Families Praise NYU Winthrop for Life-Saving Sepsis Care
John D. Catalano Elected to NYU Winthrop’s Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Receives “A” Grade for Safety
U.S. News & World Report Names NYU Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
A Major Milestone in the Building of NYU Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center
United Hospital Fund Honors John T. Lane, Member of NYU Winthrop’s Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Named 2013 Most Wired
Always on Call: Unique Program Offers Around-the-Clock Primary Care
Advanced Treatment & World Class Care Helps One Local Resident Get His ‘Boring’ Life Back
28th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Over $591,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Research Endowment
Ninth Annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing a Record-Breaking Success
NYU Winthrop Honors Family with the Dedication of The Anna and Michael Apollo Boardroom
A Couple’s Perseverance & a Multidisciplinary Team of Physicians Create a Miracle
NYU Winthrop Staff Member Named “Woman of the Year”
Staying Healthy in the Kitchen: NYU Winthrop Hosts Master Class on Heart-Healthy Cooking
NYU Winthrop Opens State-of-the-Art Dental Facility
NYU Winthrop Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center
Nancy Corwin Nammack Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
NYU Winthrop: Committed to the Fight against Diabetes
Mineola Lions Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center
El Salvadoran Teenager Receives Life-Changing Heart Procedure at NYU Winthrop
John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
A Celebration of Life: NYU Winthrop’s 15th Annual Cancer Survivors Day
Once again, Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Find Relief at NYU Winthrop
Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems to NYU Winthrop
New Simulation Center Aids in the Training of Clinicians at NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Earns Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

NYU Winthrop Staff Member Named “Woman of the Year”

For some people, giving back is just simply in their nature. No matter how much they have going on in their personal lives, they always make time to help others. Laura Grau, Manager of Volunteer Services at NYU Winthrop, is one of those people.

In addition to her role at the Hospital where she leads and guides NYU Winthrop volunteers on a daily basis, Ms. Grau is actively involved in her community. A devoted member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), for which she was recently named Chapter President of Nassau County, Ms. Grau is also an avid supporter of various causes. So when the opportunity recently arose for her to participate in the Woman of the Year Campaign to raise funds for the Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Ms. Grau happily accepted the challenge.

woman of the year (Front, center) Laura Grau, Manager of Volunteer Services at NYU Winthrop, celebrates with her friends and family at a special ceremony that recognized her as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Woman of the Year.”

Leaving no stone unturned, Ms. Grau reached out to a host of colleagues, volunteers, friends and family for support, and held two fundraisers through which she sought numerous raffle prizes from local businesses.

“For this particular fundraiser, 90 percent of the proceeds go back to help patients directly,” said Ms. Grau. “That’s a remarkable amount and I wanted to do everything possible to raise as much as I could – not to win, but to help others.”

Yet throughout the fundraising process, Ms. Grau learned just how many people in her own backyard had been touched by the disease, motivating her even further to do her very best.

Ms. Grau’s determination paid off, and she was able to raise well over $20,000 in both monetary and raffle prize donations during the 10-week long fundraising competition for the Society, which bestowed the honor of “Woman of the Year” to her at a special ceremony on June 12.

“This was one of the most rewarding journeys I have ever been on,” said Ms. Grau. “I learned more – and helped more people – than I ever anticipated.”