EXPRESS YOURSELF CELEBRATES
Express Yourself Hair Salon celebrated its 15th anniversary
on Thursday, December 20 at 3637 E. Tremont Avenue.
SUGARUSH COAT DRIVE
PROVIDES HOLIDAY CHEER
In honor of the holiday season, local children had the opportunity
to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus on
Sunday, December 16 at the Throggs Neck Shopping Center.
MONTE PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGIST
TO DEVELOP LIQUID BIOPSY
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HOLIDAY CHEER FOR
BRONX WIN SHELTER FAMILIES
WIN, formerly Women in Need, held its third annual holiday
crafting party for residents of a Bronx-based family shelter
on Wednesday, December 19. Dozens of children and families
enjoyed an evening fi lled with music, holiday craft activities,
decorating gingerbread houses and a pizza dinner.
Youth enjoyed spending quality time with princess Belle and
Tinker Bell. Photo courtesy of SKDknickerbocker
FRESH AIR FUND CELEBRATES
SUMMER IN THE WINTER
The Fresh Air Fund celebrated Summer in the Winter at a
festive extravganza on Saturday, December 15 at the Mullaly
Recreation Center. Hundreds of children and families from
the Bronx and Upper Manhattan had a great time together
dreaming of summertime, sharing stories of their host families
and registering for free Fresh Air Fund experiences.
Fresh Air children and Bronxites Autumn and her brother
Ethan celebrated Summer in the Winter at The Fresh Air
Fund Party. Photo courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund
(back, l-r) Donna, Noemi, Linda, Faia, Tara, Kim and Express
Hair Salon owner Abbey (front, c) celebrated their business’
incredible milestone. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
The South Bronx Resource Center, Long Beard Media and Nu
Infl uential co-hosted the 11th annual Sugarush Coat Drive on
Sunday, December 16 at the Mott Haven Bar and Grill. Coats
received from the Sugarush Drive were donated to One
Warm Coat, a national non-profi t organization that works to
provide a free, warm coat to any person in need.
A local children enjoyed singing Christmas carols during the
festivities. Photo by Brianna Rohlehr
(l-r) Throggs Neck residents Nicole, Aracelis, Skylar, Joseph
and George Casillo met Santa. Photo by Laura Stone
Dr. Daniel Weiser, pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital
at Montefi ore, received a $198,000 research grant from
the New York Community Trust to further develop a novel
new liquid biopsy test that can detect cancer in the blood
of patients with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer
that is diffi cult to treat. The liquid biopsy test, a non-invasive
blood test developed by Dr. Weiser and his team, aims to
identify when even a small amount of tumor is present and
not yet evident through radiologic imaging.
The new funding will enable Dr. Weiser to enroll more patients
in the clinical study with the goal of improving diagnoses,
treatment and outcomes for children with osteosarcoma.
Photo courtesy of Montefi ore Health System