NYEE Surgeon Leads ‘CLIMBING FOR A CAUSE’ Expedition to Raise Funds for Children's Services

Stimson Schantz, MD reaches summit of Mt. Baker

NEW YORK, NY (April 2010) -- Stimson Schantz, MD, director of Head & Neck Surgery/ Oncology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the NYEE “Climbing for Sight and Sound” campaign have raised more than $20,000 in support of pediatric services for the Surgical Suite Initiative. Congratulations to Dr. Schantz on this remarkable accomplishment! Dr. Schantz trained rigorously to be in top physical condition for this three-day “climb for a cause” that took him 10,778 feet up to the summit of glaciated, volcanic Mt. Baker. The climb was organized through the mountaineering group, Alpine Ascents.

THANK YOU to Dr. Schantz and to everyone in the NYEE family for their support of this campaign. All contributions, no matter how small, have been vital to helping NYEE meet the “Climbing for Sight and Sound” goal to help make NYEE’s critical care expertise accessible to children and families who do not always have the financial means to benefit from these services.

Stimson Schantz, MDMore than 30% of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s patients are children, who need specialized care of complex disorders of the eye, ear, nose and throat, or reconstructive surgery to correct congenital defects. Demand for New York Eye and Ear’s pediatric expertise is growing rapidly and many of the breakthrough pediatric procedures and services here help children to do better in school and to better interact socially with their peers.

You still can support “Climbing for Sight and Sound” and the hospital’s mountain-sized goal to help provide children with life-enhancing eye, ear, nose and throat care. Please contact the Development Department at 212.979.4019 or make an online donation via our website. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.

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