Staten Island just became a beacon of hope for countless individuals and families affected by cancer, thanks to the Staten Island University Hospital’s Florina Cancer Center. But this monumental medical hub is not just a testament to the advancements in cancer treatment; it also stands as a heartfelt tribute to three brave women who lost their battles with the disease.
The lobby, a gateway to world-class Cancer Treatment, is dedicated to:
• Violette Botros, the inspiring mother of the renowned Chef Peter Botros.
• Sally Farinacci Curtis, the strong-willed mother of Philip Farinacci Sr.
• Andrea Zurlo, the loving mother of Mark Zurlo
The Florina Cancer Center is a symbol of resilience, dedication, and community spirit. It embodies the hope that no other family in Staten Island would feel helpless against the battle with cancer. With state-of-the-art facilities, an expert team of oncologists, and cutting-edge treatment options, the center is set to redefine cancer care in the region.
As visitors step into the dedicated lobby, they’ll be reminded of the strength, grace, and indomitable spirit of Violette, Sally, and Andrea. Their memories will serve as an eternal source of inspiration for patients and their families, reminding them of the unwavering support of the community behind them.
(Article by Giulia Rose Rivera)
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Lucky ticket holders can score a taste in person at Pier 86, home of the Intrepid Museum located in Hudson River Park. If not, Botros normally features the items in his establishments after the NYCWFF.
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