Thanks to Publicity Chair Linda Susman, the following article was published in Newsday, August 22, 2016. All members of MWI can and should take pride in this recognition.
HEMPSTEAD Grants help charities, medical students The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and two other Long Island charities have received grants totaling $50,00 from the Meadowbrook Women's Initiative. The Connecting Our Paths Eternally (COPE) Foundation of Melville and the Hospice Care Network of Woodbury also received grants in June from MWI, which is a group of more than 500 mostly retired Long Island women who are "dedicated to promoting lifetime learning, serving the community, raising funds for worthwhile local causes, and making a difference in the lives of members and the lives of others," according to a news release sent by MWI. The Hofstra medical school received its seventh grant from MWI this year. "What that does is help our students over the summer of their first year to do research - it's the only time they have to themselves, so they pick an area of interest they may go into in the future. They have done research in places as far away as India, the Dominican Republic, New York, all over the country, on topics such as the prevention of malaria techniques, children's health in New Delhi, pediatric dehydration in the Domincan Repubic. They couldn't do this without the financial support MWI provides, and we are really, really grateful for what you do for us and for the community," said Alan Kelly, vice president of development and alumni affairs, according to the news release. SOPHIA CHANG
...and here's the article that was featured in Newsday on October 24, 2013...
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