Port Jefferson Station, NY, June 2020 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) announced that it will be recognizing the sacrifice of their brave women and men fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis with individual pins for staff members and plaques for each of their community cancer care locations. A small token of appreciation, staff will receive an enamel pin with the message, “I made a difference” that will recognize their efforts, generate positive feelings, and be cherished for years to come.
"Quite frankly, our frontline staff are the real heroes of this story," said Jeff Vacirca, MD, CEO. "Our staff has dedicated their career to caring and giving to those in need. I’m amazed by their ability to rise above during these challenging times.”
Despite the hardships and health risks, essential workers have continued to be integral to the global response of COVID-19. They have demonstrated selfless dedication through their tireless efforts and exemplified the essential role health workers face, ensuring a strong and safe community setting for cancer patients. The resilience and commitment of these individuals have made us all more appreciative of our teams.
In this time of disruption, the impact on giving is every bit as powerful as receiving. The New York Cancer Foundation and 1 in 9 the Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition are two local non-profits who will be recipients of a portion of the proceeds from the recognition program. Cancer patients have been especially impacted by COVID-19 being unable to work, and homebound during the crisis. Now more than ever, these immunocompromised individuals need financial assistance.
Such resilient organizations remain stronger and more confident after challenging times. Celebrating individual and team success shows what is possible and can inspire those looking to make a difference during unprecedented times. By making a donation to these foundations, you are making a difference by recognizing your frontline heroes and helping hundreds of patients conquer cancer.
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New York Cancer & Blood Specialists is committed to our patients. We are dedicated to providing each patient with a unique path to treatment and unmatched support. We strive to make quality, comprehensive cancer care available to each and every patient throughout New York.