NKFF Reaches Out to Family in Need

“He never stopped smiling,” says Lisa (Alice) Seguid, of her son, Shawn, 30, who recently succumbed to Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma, a very rare and aggressive tumor, after being diagnosed 17 months prior. Although Shawn lived in Ulster County, New York, three hours from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he was brought to the Northwell Health […]


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.

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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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