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2019 swim a thon

More than 70 swimmers joined together at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s 18th Annual Swim-A-Thon at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. Participants raised funds for the Hospital’s Child Life Program through which certified Child Life Specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures and teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery. They also provide emotional support for the entire family. The 2019 event raised nearly $32,000, bringing the event’s total contributions to the Child Life Programs since its inception in 2002 to more than $480,000.

Each year, the Swim-A-Thon is enhanced by an outpouring of support from community members who donate their time and services to make this a fun, family-centered event. Participants enjoyed live music by the Mineola High School Jazz Ensemble and Central Beat rock band; crafts provided by Cathy Grossfeld of All About Kids; yoga by Donna Dragani, and lots and lots of prizes!

For more information about the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Francis and JoAnn Livoti

KZSW Advertising

The Marino Family

The Ruoff Family

Strauss Allergy & Asthma, Division of Allied Physicians Group

Windsor Financials, LLC

Mr. Graham Stewart

Abbott Nutrition

Garden City Dental Care

JETS of America, Ltd.

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Markoulis

Mead Johnson Nutrition

Michael Magro Foundation

The Nessler Family

NYU Winthrop Pediatrics Hempstead & Mineola

The Spirakis Family

Teck Metals

Applied Construction Services, Inc.

Dr. & Mrs. Dan and Sharon Barlev

Mr. & Mrs. Ray and Leslie Bell

Mr. Anthony Mandel

Dr. & Mrs. Kevin and Christine Marzo

Dr. Grigoriy Mashkevich

The Founder’s Group at Morgan Stanley

Rachel Ruotolo, MD, FACS partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group