Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, treating the disease is only part of the battle. There are also a host of psychological, social and educational concerns for the child and the child’s family.
At the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital, psycho-social support services including individual and group counseling, music and play therapy, horticultural therapy, academic support and assistance with school re-entry and even a longterm effects follow-up program are provided to the children and their families free of charge, even though most of these services are not reimbursed by health insurance.
The 8th Annual CCFK Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 18 at the Wind Watch Golf and Country Club in Hauppauge. A dinner and reception featuring a variety of unique raffle prizes will follow the outing.
Support for these vital services comes from private donations by groups and individuals who seek to assist pediatric cancer patients and their families.
In 2005, event founder and Co-Chairman Michael C. Stroud, president of Atlas Investigations,Inc., joined forces with business associate Rosemary Cinquemani, partner in the law firm of Furey, Kerley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani, P.C., to organize the 1st annual CCFK Golf Outing. One year later, Frank Catelli, partner in the law firm of Furey, Furey, Leverage, Manzione, Williams & Darlington, P.C. came on board as a co-chair.
To date, they have raised more than $300,000 for the center’s pediatric patients and their families.
“It means a great deal to us to be able to help these children,” said Stroud. “And we know that not everyone can come out and golf for the day, but if you can support the outing with a gift of any size, you can help to heal a child who is facing the unimaginable hardship of pediatric cancer.”
The co-chairs are seeking sponsors, golfers and supporters. Sponsorships, reservations and donations of any amount may be made online at www.winthrop.org/ events; click on Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing.
For more information about Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing, visit the website or call (516) 663-3398.