What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

PETER FACINELLI AND AFLAC HONOR LEADERS IN FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Nassau County, Long Island
by Kaitlin Ahern December 18, 2013

Related: peter facinelli, aflac duckprints awards, childhood cancer, cohen childrens medical center long island,


Actor Peter Facinelli presented the 2013 Aflac Duckprints Awards to three individuals on Long Island who are making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer.

peter facinelli presents aflac duckprints awards

Photos by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Aflac/AP Images

Actor Peter Facinelli presented Aflac Duckprints Awards to cancer survivor Morgan Zuch (second from left); Abigail Slaven, RN (second from right); and Jonathan D. Fish, MD (far right), at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park on Dec. 18.

Aflac is the No. 1 provider of supplemental insurance in the U.S. The company's Duckprints Awards honor those who are leaving their footprint in the fight against childhood cancer.

Along with her family, 15-year-old Morgan founded The Morgan Center in Hicksville, a one-of-a-kind, tuition-free preschool program for children with cancer.

peter facinelli with aflac duckSlaven has been a pediatric oncology nurse at the Cohen Children's Medical Center for 15 years and serves as a mentor for nurses new to the field as well as a representative of CCMC at the Children's Hospital Association, where she collaborates with other children's hospitals nationwide on best practices.

Dr. Fish is the founder of the Survivors Facing Forward Program, a clinical long-term follow-up program for survivors of childhood cancer, 70 percent of whom develop a chronic illness related to their cancer treatment.

"As an actor, I have had the chance to play heroes on screen, but families facing the real-life threat of cancer are the true heroes," said Facinelli, a father of three known for his roles in the Twilight movies and on TV's Nurse Jackie.

"Aflac is proud to honor the Zuch family, Dr. Fish, and Nurse Slaven with a 2013 Duckprints Award for their dedicated service to children facing cancer," said Kathelen Amos, president of the Aflac Foundation, which has given more than $85 million to children’s cancer causes in the last 20 years. "By leaving their large footprints on this worthy cause, they have demonstrated the values that our company, our employees, and our independent sales agents hold dear—that being there for others in their time of need is a very admirable mission."

To learn more about the Aflac Duckprints Awards or to nominate an unsung hero in your community who has made a difference in the lives of children and families facing cancer, visit aflacduckprints.com.

 

Never lack for an family activity
Receive our weekly highlights newsletter
Over 1,000 local activities

More Local News - Nassau County, Long Island Articles

South Shore Ballet Academy Opens in Amityville
Marion K. Salomon and Associates Joins HASC
Kidville Opens in Wantagh, Offers Preschool Alternative Class
Academic and Creative Preschool Relocates to West Hempstead
Variety Child Learning Center Opens Second Location

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Nassau County, Long Island Sponsors

Little Learners
3565 Crompond Rd
Cortlandt Manor, New York

About Programming and products at Little Learne...

Art League of Long Island
107 E. Deer Park Road
Dix Hills, NY
631-462-5400
Year round classes offered in watercolor, oil pain...

Camp Echo Bay
On the campus of Salesian High School 148 Main St.
New Rochelle, NY
914-632-0248
Parents, treat your child to a wonderful summer at...

Falco Lawn Sprinkler
30 S Manor Drive
White Plains, NY
914-287-2049
Falco Lawn Sprinklers Inc. is a family owned and o...

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
212-247-4777
...
See Our Local News - Nassau County, Long Island Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE