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Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Gets Special Holiday Visits

Media Contact:  Stony Brook Medicine Media Relations Office 631-444-7880

December 20 at 1pm: Stony Brook Athletes ‘Stuff-a-Bus’ with Toys for Kids at Stony Brook University Cancer Center  

Each December, Stony Brook University student-athletes collect toys to be donated to the patients of the  Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit at the Cancer Center  as part of their "Stuff-A-Bus" campaign.  Last year, over 200 toys were donated during the holidays. New, unwrapped toys were collected at Seawolves basketball games throughout the season.  

December 21 at 2pm: New York Islanders Spread Holiday Cheer with Visit to Kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital  will receive a special holiday visit from National Hockey League players from the NY Islanders. Taking a break from the ice, Center, Shane Prince (#11), Defenceman, Adam Pelech (#50) and Left Wing, Anthony Beauvillier (#72) will spread some holiday cheer around the pediatric units. Leaving their skates and sticks at the rink, the players will come bearing toys and gifts, signing autographs and sharing photo ops with some of Long Island’s smallest fans.

December 22 at 12pm: LI Native, Wrestling Great Mick Foley to Play Santa, Visits Patients at Stony Brook University Cancer Center

During the holiday season, many patients at  Stony Brook University Cancer Center  try to ‘stare down’ cancer and put their diagnosis aside to enjoy festivities with their families, but that’s not always an easy task. Now, with a little help from WWE Legend Mick Foley, patients can give cancer the ‘smack-down’ making the holidays even brighter. The former WWE Champion, also known as ‘Mankind’, will spend the morning visiting patients in the adult and pediatric outpatient hematology/oncology clinic with the hopes to spread holiday cheer.

December 22 at 2:30pm: Cheers for the Home Team, Long Island Ducks Visit Stony Brook Children’s Hospital for the Holidays
The Long Island Ducks are sure to make a big hit with patients at  Stony Brook Children’s Hospital  during a special visit this holiday season. Former New York Met Bud Harrelson, co-owner and Senior VP of Baseball Operations of the Ducks will be joined by mascot QuakerJack and other team members to spread holiday cheer around the hallways of the pediatric units at Stony Brook Children’s. Bearing toys and gifts, signing autographs and sharing photo ops, this visit from the Ducks is guaranteed to be a homerun all around.  

December 23 at 4pm: NYPD and Seawolves Hit the Ice for Kids Fighting Cancer at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
For an ice skating party like no other, pediatric cancer patients and their families will glide and twirl across the rink with members of the NYPD hockey team, Stony Brook Seawolves and Stony Brook Oncologists.  After working up an appetite, the kids will decorate gingerbread men and enjoy a pizza party.  For a grand finale, Santa Claus will ditch his sleigh and arrive on a stretch party bus filled with toys with all the boys and girls.  
WHERE:   The Rinx -- 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, New York 11788

WHERE:   Stony Brook Medicine Campus, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
DIRECTIONS :  LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road 8.5 miles. Cross over Route 347 and make a right at South Entrance onto the Stony Brook Medicine campus; drive to the second light, and make a left into the hospital driveway and into parking lot.

WHERE :  Stony Brook University Cancer Center, 3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road, Stony Brook, NY
DIRECTIONS :  LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road 8.5 miles. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right at South Entrance onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to first light and turn left, follow road up to the Cancer Center parking lot.



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