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.
Mr. & Mrs. Francis and JoAnn Livoti
The Marino Family
The Ruoff Family
Strauss Allergy & Asthma, Division of Allied Physicians Group
Windsor Financials, LLC
Mr. Graham Stewart
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
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