Mineola, NY - September 3, 2015 - In recognition of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano lit the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola yellow to commemorate children who have been affected by cancer and to remember those children who have lost their lives.
“The dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building is lit yellow this week to serve as a beacon of hope for those battling pediatric cancer, for those who have survived and in remembrance of those who have lost their battle with this deadly disease,” said County Executive Mangano. “I commend the Christina Renna Foundation and all organizations that are working tirelessly to increase awareness of childhood cancer. Together we can and will make a critical difference and help save lives.”
County Executive Mangano was joined at the dome lighting by dozens of citizens celebrating the amazing strides that have been made in the fight against pediatric cancer including several pediatric cancer survivors. Also in attendance with County Executive Mangano were RJ, Phil and Rene Renna, Dr. Mark Weinblatt of Winthrop Pediatric Associates, and advocates Barbara Weinblatt, Barbara Shields, Dana Epstein, Connor Craig, and Ashley Carlo. Pediatric survivors Elijah, Gina and Austin stood proudly in the front while their family members looked on.
The Christina Renna Foundation Inc. is a non-profit tax exempt foundation classified by the IRS under Section 501C3 as a public charity. The Christina Renna Foundation is dedicated to supporting children’s cancer research and furthering awareness and education through the support of cancer groups and outreach programs. Phil and Rene Renna began the Christina Renna Foundation in honor of their 16 year old daughter, Christina Rose Renna, who lost her courageous battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer.