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Over 200 Patients and Families Create a Human Chain to Open A New Home for the Winthrop-University Hospital Cancer Center for Kids
Date:11/11/2008

The Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital celebrated its move to a new home. Over 200 patients old and new along with their families gathered to form a "Life Line," or bridge, from the old location at 200 Old Country Road to the new Center at 120 Mineola Boulevard, suite 460. A heart shaped pillow with the Center's logo was passed from person to person signifying the transfer of love, caring, and compassion that are the hallmarks of the Center.

Mineola, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2008 -- The Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital celebrated its move to a new home. Over 200 patients old and new along with their families gathered to form a "Life Line," or bridge, from the old location at 200 Old Country Road to the new Center at 120 Mineola Boulevard, suite 460. A heart shaped pillow with the Center's logo was passed from person to person signifying the transfer of love, caring, and compassion that are the hallmarks of the Center.

"This was an unbelievable event," said Linda Sweeney, the practice manager for the Cancer Center. "Our mission is to treat the entire family. Some patients and families were actually kissing the pillow as they passed it.

Dr. Weinblatt Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director, Cancer Center for Kids stated: "We are very excited about this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility where we can continue to provide exceptional care for children with cancer and blood disorders. This center will go a long way in continuing our mission of healing sick children in an environment that alleviates anxiety and fears often associated with hospitals. Each patient room is themed and beautifully painted with licensed cartoon characters, making the center warm
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