WANTAGH, NY -- Approximately 5,000 attendees turned out last Sunday for the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s third annual Every Woman Matters Walk: A Walk for Women and Their Families at Jones Beach State Park. The event brought together family, friends and the whole community to celebrate women’s health and wellness, and support an incredible initiative that promises to transform women’s healthcare throughout the region: North Shore-LIJ’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Katz Women’s Hospitals.
Highlights of the day included demonstrations of the da Vinci robot, the state-of-the-art surgical instrument that allows surgeons to remotely perform minimally-invasive surgeries, an early-morning yoga class, the Katz Institute of Women’s Health showcase tent and many giveaways from event sponsors. Many participants registered online, encouraged by the incentive of receiving two tickets to an upcoming New York Mets game, donated by Saul Katz, president of the Mets and long-time North Shore-LIJ trustee and former chairman.
Since the inception of the 5k walk in 2010, more than $1.5 million has been raised to support the Katz Women’s Hospitals. Fundraising for the Walk continues through June 8.
About The Katz Institute for Women's Health & Katz Women's Hospitals
Committed to the advancement of women's health, North Shore-LIJ Health System has built Katz Women's Hospitals at both LIJ Medical Center in New Hyde Park and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, offering an unparalleled experience to women of every age and background. In spaces specially designed for women, Katz Women's Hospitals offer a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services, with state-of-the-art technology and amenities.
At the same time, North Shore-LIJ has developed The Katz Institute for Women's Health to coordinate the women's healthcare offerings of the Katz Women's Hospitals and the entire health system. The Institute offers help in navigating through the many community health and wellness activities and events being held throughout the health system. The Institute provides information about support groups, research and groundbreaking clinical trials.
For more information, visit katzwomenshospital.com.
About North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation
The North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation’s mission is to serve the best interest of the community at-large and the Health System by providing the inspiration, opportunity and meaningful direction for donors, patients and leaders to link their vision, dreams and philanthropic support with our most worthy causes from the underserved and uninsured to the latest frontiers in medical technology and research.