Ice Skating, Raffle Prizes, Disney Princesses, all to support The Center For Hope

The Center for HOPE fundraising event was a success. Family and friends flooded the ice rink and were assisted by a USA olympian and the Islander’s mascot, Sparky the dragon. Kids ate cotton candy, pizza and had their faces painted by clowns, while the parents bought raffle tickets for gift baskets.

centerfor hope ice rink

It was a family day that focused on bringing awareness and raising funds for the bereavement program at North Shore LIJ Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

As a facilitator for The Center for HOPE, I have witnessed first hand the transformation in children and families. When they enter the program there is a sense of heaviness with their emotions. The mixture of feeling angry, sad, guilt, frustration and loneliness is soon changed to love, validation and hope. The families learn strategies for healthy ways to cope with the loss of their loved one and how to continue to hold their legacy strong.

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To learn more about the Center for HOPE or to make a donation, click here.

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2 thoughts on “Ice Skating, Raffle Prizes, Disney Princesses, all to support The Center For Hope

  • Shani,
    Thank you so so so much!! This is so awesome. I am so grateful to you for all your help, support and helping to publicize the event. I love the pictures. Thanks again for everything you do for the Center, you truly are an amazing woman with a heart of gold. We are so blessed to have you at the Center.


    Susan Thomas, LCSW-R, FT
    Bereavement Coordinator
    Center for HOPE
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen
    Children’s Medical Center of New York
    1981 Marcus Ave, Suite C125
    Lake Success, NY 11042

    • Aww, thank you Susan. I feel honored to be part of this amazing program. I have learned so much and it has inspired me to pursue child life services in a private practice.
      Thank you of your dedication and passion for the Center, it is a valuable piece to keep it running. The families, staff and volunteers truly appreciate your commitment.
      Much love, Shani