| / Our Champions
The impact on the health of the communities we serve is greatly enhanced by the level of philanthropic support we receive, made possible by the generosity of community-minded citizens who have decided to make a difference. This commitment is reflected by the programs we offer ranging from access to care for the medically underserved to management services for the chronically ill. Some of our most important outreach activities and programs are critical to the communities we serve and at the core of our goals as a health system.
Children's Medical Fund of New York
For 45 years, Children's Medical Fund of New York (CMFNY) has provided support to Cohen Children's Medical Center. Established in 1966 as a not-for-profit corporation by a small group of volunteers on Long Island, CMFNY was formed to support the dream of building a specialized children's hospital.
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Keen observations form a market researcher
As a founder of McCollum Spielman Worldwide, a market research firm, Hal Spielman of Sands Point uses his talents to make observations and gain insights, leading to smarter decision making. Mr. Spielman's natural inclination to unearth discoveries through research inspired his decision to make a gift to support the clinical research of bright young physicians in the Department of Medicine.
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Lighting the path for women in science
For nearly a decade, Elizabeth Jordan has been creating art in support of worthy causes. Inspired by the desire to empower women, Ms. Jordan is donating one hundred percent of the proceeds from her latest project, called “Refraction,” to Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. AWSM was created to advance the career opportunities of female scientists at the Feinstein Institute and to motivate female faculty to support one another. The group also enhances the visibility of the Institute by celebrating these scientists’ achievements.
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Rory and Danielle Rosegarten: A daughter’s gratitude
Rory Rosegarten was “broken” when he came to Transitions of Long Island®, a comprehensive, outpatient neuro-rehabilitation center, part of the North Shore-LIJ Rehabilitation Network. Rory sustained a stroke that left him with neurological injuries thrusting him into an overwhelming journey of recovery. His communications skills were markedly impaired; he had right sided weakness and was seeing double out of both eyes.
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BAE Systems helps expand veteran initiatives
BAE employees located in the company’s Greenlawn location have enthusiastically supported and participated in charitable events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for the North Shore-LIJ Office of Military and Veterans’ Liaison Services. In addition to issuing a $5,000 grant, BAE’s employees have participated in company-sponsored fundraising events throughout the year, with proceeds supporting North Shore-LIJ’s newest veteran’s support program, the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families, located in Bayshore, NY.
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The Leon Lowenstein Foundation and the Bendheim Family
In every sense, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, with support from the Bendheim family, exemplifies a legacy of giving to help the community. For over seventy years, the North Shore-LIJ Health System has been fortunate to have the Leon Lowenstein Foundation and Bendheim family’s compassionate, dedicated support as witnessed by the many areas, programs and buildings bearing their name.
For more than seven decades, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation and Bendheim family has have made gifts in support of many transformational projects, which include among them donations to help establish a new ambulatory care and adolescent pavilion at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and an endowed endoscopy suite at Cohen Children’s.
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation Supports Novel Parkinson’s Study
A three-year, $568,941.07 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has allowed The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to launch a groundbreaking new research study focused on identifying potential biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Biomarkers are critical for identifying and tracking the onset and progression of PD, ultimately leading to better preventive therapies and improved disease management for patients.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, with 50,000-60,000 new cases diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD in the United States. Today, treatment for those who suffer from Parkinson’s only temporarily alleviates symptoms.
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The Ross Family
Young patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center will now have the chance to play and learn from their bedside, even though hospitalized, because of the generous donation made by Billie and George Ross.
Their most recent donation supports an interactive patient system for pediatrics, called P-care that is geared to meet the unique needs of young patients and their families. Available in all rooms, the system features a lively, engaging interface of educational programs about common health conditions, like pneumonia and asthma, presented by animated characters that children can relate to. A family of a young patient shared, “P-care helps explain information in a simple, fun way that my daughter not only understands, but enjoys watching!” Patients also have access to age-appropriate movies, TV shows, games and the internet. As functional as it is fun, patients and caregivers can also make special requests right from the bedside.
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