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FOND FAREWELLS, NEW BEGINNINGS

After five years as “Nancy’s Friends” Coordinator and Volunteer Manager at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Chandrowtie “Dolly” Sookdeo has stepped down from the NKFF-funded position at the hospital. Dolly’s compassion, enthusiasm, creativity and professionalism will be greatly missed. As the coordinator for the “Nancy’s Friends” program at LIJ, Dolly has overseen not […]

The Nancy’s Friends Volunteer Program at NorthShore LIJ

The Nancy Klauber Forest Foundation donated hand knitted hats for patients on 8 South as part of The Nancy’s Friends Volunteer Program. This grateful patient was happy to receive her gift of warmth!

Volunteers Carry a Tune to Promote Healing

Great Neck students visited 9 South yesterday to sing for patients, families and staff. The “Love Caroling,” was sponsored by the Nancy Klauber Forest Foundation as part of the Nancy’s Friends Volunteer Program.

Nancy’s Friends Fill the Hallways at LIJ Medical Center

Cancer patients are getting special TLC, courtesy of a recently launched LIJ Medical Center program. Called Nancy’s Friends, the program recruits and trains volunteers to provide companionship and supportive care while patients are in the hospital.

Great Neck Girls Perform at Cancer Fundraising Event

Five talented young Great Neck women sang for some 140 attendees who gathered to knit hats for oncology patients at the sixth annual “Knit for Nancy,” a fundraiser held on Sunday, November 15, at the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Jessica Drucker and Lauren Shulman, eighth graders at Great Neck South Middle, Hannah Siegel, a ninth-grader at South High, and Samantha Drucker and Lindsay Charles, eleventh-graders also both at South, entertained and inspired with incredibly moving performances for supporters of the Nancy Klauber Forest Foundation, which benefits cancer patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Become or Benefit from a Nancy’s Friend

If you are or know of a cancer patient being treated at our affiliate hospitals who would like to participate
in this or NKFF’s other programs, or if you would like find out more about
becoming a “Nancy’s Friend” volunteer, please contact:

New York- Presbyterian Hospital

Laura White

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health

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