King Kullen donates to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
initiative generates $5,000 for Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital
STONY BROOK, N.Y.,
December 28, 2011 – Children’s healthcare
on Long Island received a king-sized boost from King Kullen, thanks to a recent
month-long fundraiser conducted by the grocery store giant.
|Brian C. Cullen,
left, and J. Donald Kennedy, right, Presidents at King Kullen, present a check
for $5,000 to Danielle Holton, Senior Director of Development for Stony Brook
Long Island Children’s Hospital, at King Kullen headquarters in Bethpage, NY.
The check represents proceeds from a month-long fundraiser for children’s
hospital services on Long Island.|
In August and
September, King Kullen and Wild By Nature grocery stores throughout Long Island
asked customers at checkout if they would donate a dollar for children’s
hospital care. On Dec. 2, King Kullen Presidents Brian C. Cullen and J. Donald
Kennedy presented a check for $5,000 to Danielle Holton, Senior Director of
Development for Stony Brook University Medical Center, representing Stony
Brook’s share of proceeds from the initiative.
“This gift represents
the generosity of King Kullen in undertaking this initiative, as well as the
generosity of its customers,” Holton said. “We are deeply thankful for their
support, which helps us move closer to making a new Stony Brook Children’s
hospital a reality for Long Island.”
Founded in 1930 in
Queens, NY, King Kullen has been recognized as the nation’s first supermarket.
Three generations later, King Kullen is still family controlled and operated,
with 45 stores located throughout Long Island and in Staten Island. King Kullen
also owns and operates four Wild By Nature stores on Long Island as a
subsidiary of King Kullen.
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 www.stonybrookchildrens.org.