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    May 26, 2016

    WHO: The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) & Unknown Bikers (150 Big-Hearted Bikers on Harleys)

    WHAT: Fifth Annual donation ride of the Unknown Bikers -- 150 big-hearted bikers on Harleys -- for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at TBHC.  Bikers will drive by the hospital in a group, park, and enter the hospital for a reception to present a donation for patients with childhood cancer and blood disorders.  Dr. Swayam Sadanandan, TBHC’s Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Aziza Sedrak, Lynda Martinez-Carde, RN, and Mary Lawler, RN, all of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department, will be on hand to accept the donation.

    The Unknown Bikers are made up of members other Brooklyn Biker Clubs.

    WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 12:15 PM

    WHERE: 121 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11201 (The bikers’ route begins in Williamsburg at Union and Lorimer Streets)

    WHY: The Fifth Annual fundraiser is the brainchild of Unknown Bikers’ member Roberto Valentin, whose daughter Alexis was diagnosed with lymphoma at the age of 14 in 2006, and was treated by Dr. Swayam Sadanandan. More than 15,000 children and adolescents annually are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, including approximately 120 in Brooklyn.  Overall, the prognosis for these cancer patients has improved dramatically over the past 50 years.  TBHC’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department 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.

    About The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed community teaching hospital, and provides a full range of primary, specialty, diagnostic and tertiary care with a team of outstanding physicians, nurses and staff. TBHC services almost 300,000 annual patient visits throughout Brooklyn. Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacy, family medicine, general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. TBHC trains more than 250 physicians each year.

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