Mineola, NY – The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce that this year’s honorees of the Black and White Ball are Justin Cohen of Woodbury; Ralph and MaryAnn Napolitano, formerly of Glen Head; and Marina Duszak of Ronkonkoma. The Ball is set for Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oheka Castle in Huntington. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Center’s comprehensive and essential psychosocial programs, which help facilitate a sense of well-being and improve the quality of life for a child undergoing treatment for serious disorders.
“We are delighted to have Justin, Ralph and MaryAnn, and Marina as this year’s Black and White Ball Honorees. Each one has done so much in the fight against pediatric cancer, and we are thrilled to honor these extraordinary individuals who have been so dedicated to Winthrop,” said Ashley Carlo, Manager of Winthrop’s CCFK.
Ralph and MaryAnn Napolitano
Former longtime Glen Head residents Ralph and MaryAnn Napolitano will be honored by the CCFK for their personal commitment to the fight against pediatric cancer. The Napolitanos, who now divide their time between Medford, NY, and Estero, FL, will receive the award along with their family. The Napolitanos established Jay’s World Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc. in 1994 when their son, Jason (Jay), was diagnosed with leukemia and successfully treated by physicians who are now practicing at the CCFK. For the past 19 years, the Foundation has supported a number of significant CCFK projects, in addition to the creation of the Jay’s World Children’s Cancer Unit within Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center.
Caption: Ralph (far left) and MaryAnn (center) Napolitano are among the honorees at Winthrop’s upcoming Black and White Ball.
As the largest outpatient facility for children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County, Winthrop’s CCFK is at the forefront of treatment and research, and is a collaborative member of the prestigious Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international network of researchers and health providers. For more information about the CCFK, call (516) 663-9400 or visit www.winthrop.org/cck. For more information about the Black and White Ball and to purchase tickets or ads in support of the event and the honorees’ efforts, please contact Ashley Carlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-663-9400.