NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Breast Health Center this week was the proud recipient of more than a dozen daffodil paintings—devotedly painted and donated by employees of The Nature’s Bounty Co., a Ronkonkoma-based global health and wellness leader that makes vitamins, sport, and active nutrition products and a wide variety of supplements. The daffodil is viewed as a symbol of hope and renewal for those battling cancer, and the paintings were created at the first-ever The Nature’s Bounty Co. “Painting with a Purpose” event, in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), to raise awareness of and make strides against breast cancer. A talented leader from the company led a class of colleagues in crafting the paintings, and funds were also raised at the event in support of the ACS. The colorful daffodils will now brighten numerous treatment rooms at NYU Winthrop’s Breast Health Center, serving as a continual reminder of hope for those impacted by the disease.
“Every day, advancements are being made in the fight against breast cancer. These daffodil paintings serve as important reminders of the hope we all have, both patients and doctors, for a cure and someday soon, the total eradication of the disease,” said Nina D’Abreo, MD, medical director of the Breast Health Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital. “We so appreciate such initiatives that help the American Cancer Society continue its important research, advocacy, and support of breast cancer patients.”
Through these and other company events, more than $5,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society through The Nature’s Bounty’s Co. Foundation. Its mission is to enhance lives by supporting wellness initiatives here in New York and around the world.
“As a proud member of the Long Island business community, we are thrilled to raise awareness and financial support for NYU Winthrop’s efforts to fight breast cancer,” added Beverly Lee-Woo, head of The Nature’s Bounty Co. Foundation. “This is an especially important topic to us, as we know we have communities here with unusually high incidences of the disease.”
Added Colleen Ryan, community development manager at the American Cancer Society, “We’re fighting back against breast cancer, working tirelessly to find cures to end the disease. We’re also working hard in our local communities on Long Island to provide a wide array of support services to help breast cancer patients throughout their journeys tackling the disease.”
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Breast Health Center provides unparalleled, comprehensive breast care guided by a deep sense of compassion and respect for the dignity of every patient. Patients benefit from the most sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and support services, with care seamlessly coordinated by an expert, multidisciplinary team of board-certified specialists. The center, which was the first Breast Health Center in Nassau County to be nationally accredited, is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and was named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by Women’s Choice Award.