September 26th, the JCPA participated in a tree planting at Juniper Valley Park in memory of Anastasia Kostaris of Middle Village who died earlier this year of childhood cancer. Many volunteers came out to the event that helped raise awareness of childhood cancer, which affects more than 15,000 children each year in the U.S. and claims the lives of 1/4 of them. While fighting the cancer the Kostaris/Lambros family had to travel to Pennsylvania, where Anastasia received metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) therapy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.MIBG therapy is not available in NYC. In an effort to carry on Anastasia's loving and warm spirit, it is our hope that we may raise funds so that the wonderful staff at Cohen Children's Medical Center may soon be able to offer MIBG therapy to infants and children in need here in New York. About $250,000 is needed. So far about $100,000 has been raised. To donate to Cohen's Children's Medical Center in Anastasia's memory, please visit tinyurl.com/rememberanastasia or contact Christina at Harry's Hardware on Eliot Avenue.
Originally published in the December 2015 Juniper Berry Magazine
BERRY BITS: Tree planted at JVP in memory of Anastasia
by Christina Wilkinson
Juniper Juniors, JPCA and Maspeth Hs team up to plant trees to fight childhood cancer.
December 2015 Table of Contents
- AMAZING STORIES: Saw Her Wraith In a Dream
- Heavenly View
- DID YOU KNOW?
- Memories of Christmas Past
- Middle Village: the Movie
- Monumental Men of WWI
- NYC Bicycle Lanes: No Yellow Brick Roads
- History of the 7 Line
- Great Homes
- KAMPERMANN'S KORNER: Future Transportation Possibilities for Queens
- Q&A with Familiar Faces: Brian Barnwell
- Dedication, Beauty, Empowerment: Starting on the Road to Achieving Everything You Want ‒ Part 1
- Killy's Korner
- Neighborhood Hall of Shame – COMMUNITY Eyesores
- Remembering Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan
- Illegal Massage Parlors Multiply in Our Communities
- Rest in peace, Tom Ognibene
- WHATS WRONG WITH MY HONEYDEW?
- BERRY BITS: Cooper & 80 turn signal, finally!
- BERRY BITS: 311 complaints plummet due to faulty app
- BERRY BITS: Drone Safety 101
- BERRY BITS: Sold it? Don't advertise it.
- BERRY BITS: Tree planted at JVP in memory of Anastasia
- Scrap the Bottle Bill for safety's sake
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: 1883 not long enough ago for Landmarks Commission
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Stop painting curbs, sidewalks & streets
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Careless construction crew causes chaos
- Calling "Cut!" on filming abuses
- BERRY BITS: Juniper Valley hawks continue to thrive
- BERRY BITS: Another off leash reminder
- BERRY BITS: Don't patronize fly-by-night merchants
- BERRY BITS: Flagged for removal
- BERRY BITS: Seeking to minimize LIE noise
- BERRY BITS: Glendale yeshiva finally hit with DOB violation
- Yesterday & Today
- AirBnB could destroy our middle class neighborhoods
- BERRY BITS: Tiles Unlimited accepting Toys for Tots donations
- New Judge Rules with City and $ on Shelter
- THE WIZARD OF ODD
- Our own worst enemy
- Milton Steinberg: Master Builder of Middle Village
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Keep all wheels off the sidewalk
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Plenty of money for bike lanes; none for car lanes
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: DSNY inspectors may need glasses.
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Keep that vehicle tucked in
- 104th Precinct Report
The Juniper Berry magazine, first published in 1938 is an all-volunteer effort containing articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.
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