100 Big-Hearted Bikers on Harleys Deliver Gifts for Cancer Patients at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

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100 Big-Hearted Bikers on Harleys Deliver Gifts for Cancer Patients at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

May 1, 2012

100 big hearted bikers on Harleys delivered gifts for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Adult Oncology Departments at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.  After driving by the hospital en masse, the bikers parked and proceed to the hospital’s cafeteria where they presented $1,600 in BJ gift certificates that will be used to purchase refreshments for pediatric and adult hematology/oncology patients and their families.

Debbie Niederhoffer, VP and Chief Development Officer for the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation (left center), Aziza Sedrak, MD (right) and Lynda Martinez-Carde, RN, were on hand from The Brooklyn Hospital Center to receive the gift.

 

The fourth annual fundraiser is the brainchild of Unknown Biker member Roberto Valentin, whose daughter Alexis was diagnosed with lymphoma at the age of 14 in 2006 and treated by Dr. Swayam Sadanandan, The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Since 2009, Mr. Valentin, members of the Unknown Bikers, other local biker groups and auto clubs have raised almost $10,000 for TBHC’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department—Brooklyn’s only Children’s Oncology Group member—which provides state-of-the-art compassionate medical care to children and adolescents with blood disorders and cancer, the majority of whom receive some form of public assistance.

 

This year, the fundraiser also raised money for TBHC’s adult oncology department.

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