HUNTINGTON, NY – Huntington Hospital helped to make the Northport High School Relay for Life event the great success it was through its sponsorship of the survivors’ dinner for that event.
Many members of the Huntington Hospital’s oncology department and other staff attended the Relay for Life event.
Amee Stein, a five-year cancer survivor who received care at Huntington Hospital, spoke at the event about her survivorship. She was accompanied by her five-year-old daughter, who she was pregnant with when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The hospital’s John Wagner, MD, a gynecologic surgeon, discussed what it was like for him when his father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and how his father decided to enjoy every second of his life from then on.
“We really appreciate what our local youth and their families are doing through events such as Northport’s Relay for Life and we will do whatever we can to support these efforts,” said Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital.
The event raised about $174,000 for cancer research.