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Photo/Video Op: SBU Women’s Basketball Team Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Stony Brook Pediatric Cancer Patients


Photo/Video Op: SBU Women’s Basketball Team Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Stony Brook Pediatric Cancer Patients

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Stony Brook University Hospital Media Relations Office 631-444-7880

On-site contact: Melissa Weir 631-487-4092

‘Shooting’ for Holiday Joy, Women’s Basketball Team to Spread Cheer to Pediatric Cancer Patients

Stony Brook University Women’s Basketball Team’s holiday visit sure to be a slam dunk with patients 


Two days before their Holiday Classic, the Stony Brook University Women’s Basketball Team steps off the court to come visit some of their youngest Seawolves fans that are battling cancer at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Team spirit is what these hoopsters usually bring to the Pritchard Gymnasium, but for the holidays there will be a different kind of spirit in the air on Thursday afternoon. Taking a break from practice, the SBU Women’s Basketball team will visit pediatric hematology/oncology patients at Stony Brook University Cancer Center in the hopes to bring some joy to these children for the holidays.

The team plans to help these kids ‘get their red on’ by handing out SBU tee-shirts, taking some team photos and signing autographs. To add to the fun, the players will shoot hoops with the kids and make some special crafts.  


Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 140 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons in 30 different specialties and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookchildrens.org.

WHEN:  Thursday, December 19th at 3pm.    

WHERE:  Stony Brook University Cancer Center, 3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road

DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to first light and turn left, follow road to Cancer Center parking lot.







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