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New York Islanders Honor Staten Island Man as Hometown Hero

Steve Argentine received the Islanders Hometown Hero Award.
Image appears on SILive (Gail Castellano)

by John-Mark de Palma

The New York Islanders honored Steve Argentine with the Hometown Hero Award for his work founding the Sunrise Day Camp for children with cancer. With help from Catholic Charities of Staten Island – a Catholic Charities New York agency, the Verrazano Kiwanis Club, and the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, the camp is located on the grounds of Mount Loretto.

At a ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum, Mr. Argentine and his family were presented with VIP tickets to the Islanders game and a ‘Hometown Hero’ Islanders jersey. The award was presented by Gail Castellano, senior vice president of New York Community Bank.

Lucille & Jay Chazanoff Sunrise Day Camp on Staten Island serves children with cancer from ages 3-and-a-half to 16. The camp allows children to have fun-filled summer days while allowing them to return home to their families in the evening. Because of this unique environment, children in active treatment may continue with their home doctors, while attending camp each day. The camp features activities for chronically ill children, with expert medical staff on-hand.

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