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    $100,000 Gift from Redwood Abstract, Inc. Supports Stony Brook Children's Hospital Expansion

    Matching gift from anonymous donor yields total impact of $200,000

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 12, 2012 –Stony Brook University has received a $100,000 gift from Redwood Abstract Inc., Smithtown, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, currently, a specialized pediatric care center that offers a full range of medical services to support the physical, emotional, and mental development of infants, children, and teenagers. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor, providing a total impact of $200,000.    

    “Melissa and I are so pleased to be a part of the fund raising effort for Stony Brook Children’s. Childhood is a time of magic and Stony Brook Children’s will help ensure that every child has a happy, healthy and magical childhood,” said Mike Braun, the president of Redwood Abstract Inc., a full service title agency.  

    He added: “We would encourage everyone to consider making a donation. Stony Brook Children’s is a treasure for our community. One we will all share.” Mike and his wife, Melissa, have a son Matthew and daughter Kate and reside in Smithtown, NY.  

    Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, said, “We are very grateful to Redwood Abstract Inc. for their outstanding support of Stony Brook Children’s. This generous donation will have a great impact on our program in pediatric medicine, which is critical for optimizing the health of our children as well as making the medical advances that will help ensure the future of their healthcare.”  

    Dexter A. Bailey Jr., Vice President for University Advancement said, “Stony Brook Children’s is a vital community resource for children and their families throughout Long Island and beyond. It is only with the consistent support of local businesses and community leaders like Mike Braun that we are able to fulfill our noble mission.”  

    (Left to right): Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief,
    Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital; Melissa Braun; Mike Braun. 


    About Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital:
    Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 100 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members in 30 different specialties. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, visit