King Kullen donates to Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital
Fundraising initiative generates $5,000 for Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 23, 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.
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.
© Stony Brook University 2011