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Mather Hospital of Northwell Health, in partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Platinum Catering shows gratitude by feeding the Mather Hospital Residents

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, hospital staff across the island continues to push forward as the heroes they are. In response, Mather Hospital of Northwell Health & Platinum Catering has donated a plentiful food donation to honor and thank their Mather Hospital Residents.

Spearheading the food donation effort, Dr. Schwartzberg of Mather Hospital, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Surgery who also volunteers at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation knew this was something he wanted to do to give back to his community. “They are a group of kind, giving and caring individuals who go above.”

Dr. David Schwartzberg sits on the CMAC and Executive Council of the
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Long Island Chapter and helps raise awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Schwartzberg is also the Team Captain for the TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL event – the Foundation’s largest virtual fundraising event where patients, caregivers, and corporate and healthcare partners empower and inspire one another. We have one common goal: to raise crucial funds for, and spread awareness about, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL will feature a live-streamed opening ceremony, along with mission messages from our community, entertainment, and more. More than 50,000 peopled walked for cures last year, raising nearly $11 million for mission-critical research and patient support programs.

Mather Hospital had a fundraising goal of raising $2,500 by June 20th. For more information on how to get involved with Take Steps and to join TAKE STESP + VIRTUAL, please visit or contact Melissa Varellas at 646-315-2597 or

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