Though any flower can brighten a person’s day, one flower in particular symbolizes hope—the daffodil, the first flower of spring. Seeing the flower as a ray of sunshine for those battling cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) delivered 30 vases of daffodils, “Hope By The Bunch,” to various cancer units at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola. The initiative is part of the society’s Daffodil Days campaign that raises funds for cancer research, advocacy and education, as well as patient support programs. Individual donors purchased the daffodils through the American Cancer Society, with some adding personal notes of hope to cancer patients. Spirits were noticeably lifted around the halls and rooms of NYU Winthrop with the overflow of colorful daffodils.
NYU Winthrop is a leader in cancer care, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, treating virtually every type of cancer. The Hope by the Bunch vases were delivered to the Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Suite, its inpatient cancer unit, and to the Infusion Center that provides services such as intravenous delivery of medications for chemotherapy and anti-tumor treatments.
“Uniting to fight cancer with access to treatment and patient centered care, the American Cancer Society is proud to partner with NYU Winthrop in providing smiles for those in need through the Daffodil Days program,” said Colleen Ryan, community development manager at the American Cancer Society.
At NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center, the integration of surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and radiology is the core foundation around which innovative, comprehensive care is delivered. The hospital provides a broad spectrum of high-quality, multidisciplinary care options that focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support services, all tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. NYU Winthrop Hospital boasts a comprehensive program, supporting patients through their entire journey—from diagnosis to survivorship.
“At NYU Winthrop Hospital, we pride ourselves on caring for the whole patient—body, mind and spirit,” said Jonathan Haas, MD, Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology. “An initiative such as Hope by the Bunch reminds us of the power that a selfless act of kindness can have in brightening a person’s day, which is so important when a person is faced with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.”