On October 19, 2019, Woodward Parkway Elementary School teacher, FHS Alum, and cancer survivor Tracy Vicere hosted her 9th Annual Friends and Angels: The Tracy Vicere Foundation fundraiser at Mulcahy's in Wantagh. With the support of the Farmingdale school community, her organization— dedicated to improving the quality of life for children battling cancer—raised $15,557!
This year’s proceeds will sponsor the HOPES Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center (CMCC) of New York—a groundbreaking initiative that provides peer support to health care practitioners who have experienced a critical incident such as a patient death, relapse, or death or illness of a staff member. The goal of the program is to mitigate distress, accelerate the recovery process, educate staff on stress management and coping skills, and engender increased cohesion and morale. The program is unique to CMCC and allows the hospital to lead the charge in an extremely important component of patient care.
More information about the organization can be found at https://www.tracyvicerefoundation.org/