Miss New York 2015, Jamie Lynn Macchia, visited Cohen Children’s Medical Center this week, visiting with some children at their bedsides and helping a group of young patients design their own pageant sashes. The Staten Island beauty queen’s platform is pediatric cancer and increasing federal funds for research in the fight against childhood cancers. Ms. Macchia will be competing for the Miss America 2016 title on Sept. 13 in Atlantic City, NJ. The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Cohen Children’s Medical Center is the beneficiary of Children’s Miracle Network partners and programs for this area.