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Vol.25, No.1 Summer 2015

A “Bite of Hope” for Pediatric Diabetes Patients

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NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Pediatric Diabetes Program hosted its Fifth Annual Bite of Hope Dinner at the Inn at New Hyde Park on November 20, 2014, honoring the special achievements of Jeffrey and Carol Rosenking of Westbury, and raising $52,000 to benefit the Program and its multifaceted approach to treating young patients with diabetes.

Recognized as one of the leading Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology programs in the nation by US News & World Report, the Program ranks at the forefront of groundbreaking treatment, education and care for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes throughout the tri- state region. The proceeds from the Bite of Hope event are used for the psychosocial services provided by NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program.

The evening was emceed by CBS News’ Sophia Hall with enter- tainment provided by Maximilian Sisalli. The Rosenkings and their daughter, Taylor, were recognized for enriching NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program with their generosity and personal commitment to its comprehensive education and medical care, while Ashley Randall, the

Youth Achievement Award winner, was praised for her tireless efforts in raising funds for the cure.

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Pictured at the Fifth Annual Bite of Hope Event are members of NYU Winthrop's Pediatric Diabetes Program Team including (l.-r.) Sheila Dennehy, RN, MSN; Edith Fiore, MS, RN, CPNP, CDE; Siham Accacha, MD, Chief, Pediatric Diabetes Program; Amy Canterella, MS, RD, Nutritionist; Susan Ruggerio, RN, MS, CDE, Diabetes Educator; Danielle Alessio, LCSW, Social Worker; Grace Bernaudo, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator; Jean Corrigan, RN, MA, CDE, Program Director, Pediatric Diabetes Program, Diabetes Educator; Robert Levine, MD, PhD, Pediatric Endocrinologist; Lori Benzoni, BS, MPH, Pediatric Program Manager; and Colleen Farley-Cornell, MS, RD, CDN, CDE Nutritionist, Diabetes Educator.
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