Lindenhurst Girl Scout Troop 382 presented physicians at the newly-opened Imbert Cancer Center with a large patchwork quilt embroidered with messages of hope for the center’s patients. The troop teamed up with volunteers of the St. John’s Sewing Bee to construct the hand-made quilt, which will be displayed near Radiation Medicine’s lobby.
The Girl Scouts have lent a helping hand to Northwell Health in the past, volunteering at Southside Hospital’s emergency department and at its annual tree lighting ceremony. “Most of the girls have had grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and two scouts have a friend affected by cancer,” said Kathy Rinaldi, troop co-leader. “We hope patients who see the quilt are more inspired to fight cancer and to let them know that many people are thinking about them and wishing them the best.”
The quilt, which took about five weeks to sew, was made by girls in grades 8 through 12. Some of the encouraging messages included in the 3-by-5-foot quilt: “All things are possible,” “Resilience” and “Never Lose Hope.”
The Imbert Cancer Center offers integrated and coordinated cancer care services so patients can access top-notch care in their own community. Anchoring Northwell Health’s cancer services in Suffolk County, the new center gives cancer patients access to renowned physicians in surgery, medical oncology, radiation medicine, interventional radiology and diagnostic imaging under one roof.
The Imbert Cancer Center is part of Northwell’s Health’s Cancer Institute in Lake Success. It gives patients greater access to care, with more than 200 cancer specialists in more than 25 different specialties, the most advanced cancer treatments and extensive clinical trials.
Specifically designed with the needs of patients and their families in mind, the new facility is architecturally-inspired by its location along the Great South Bay.