The Les Nelkin Pediatric Cancer Survivors Day

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Cohen Children's Medical Center

This year's Les Nelkin Pediatric Cancer Survivors Day took place on
Sunday, September 21, 2014
at Eisenhower Park

View photos from this year's event!


Check out the video from this year's event!


If you were not able attend this year's event, but would like to support
the Survivors Facing Forward Program please click here

Thanks to improvements in chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, there are more than 300,000 children, teens and young adults in the United States who are survivors of childhood cancer and require ongoing care. To help meet the complex needs of survivors, Cohen Children's Medical Center pediatric oncologist/hematologist Jonathan Fish, MD, created the Survivors Facing Forward Program (SURFF). The program crosses disciplines, providing coordinated access to oncology, endocrinology, pulmonology, cardiology, psychology, nutrition and other specialists as needed. The program grows by approximately 100 new patients per year and that is why we
celebrate each and every one of them!

Meet some of our Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Ruth and Harold Nelkin

Love Sponsors


Faith Sponsors

Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer
The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer

 Hope Sponsors

Friends and Angels: The Tracy Vicere Foundation

North American Partners in Anesthesia, LLP

The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

The Gerbert Family

Special Thanks to

New York Islanders

Sunrise Day Camp

Amy Nelkin Kase


 For more information please contact:
Patricia Forgione at (516)465-2562 or



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