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Stacey Leondis Memorial Honors and Awards

  • The St. Anastasia (Stacey) Chapel in The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul
    110 Cathedral Avenue, Hempstead, New York
    Dedicated in Stacey’s memory by her Godparents;  John and Joan Leondis.
    This mosaic gem is a beautiful, comforting and peaceful chapel that will forever honor Stacey’s memory. It is open to the public.

    PHOTOS   Click here for Chapel Article

  • Naming Plaque at MSKCC
    The Foster Foundation is pleased to announce that the office/exam room of Dr. Paul A. Meyers; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been named in Stacey's Honor.  Dr. Meyers is a pediatric oncologist with extensive experience in the treatment of sarcomas.

    PHOTOS


  • Swim Across America 2009 - Team Stacey
    On August 15th 2009, TEAM STACEY raised over $35,000 for Swim Across America.
    PHOTOS


  • Swim Across America 2010 - Team Stacey
    On August 14th 2010, TEAM STACEY raised over $46,000 for Swim Across America.
    PHOTOS


  • Swim Across America 2011 - Team Stacey
    The third annual Swim Across America, TEAM STACEY, was held on Saturday, August 13th and was another huge success.  This year's team was made up of 47 amazing members and raised over $ 73,000.  Members were involved in many ways... 1/2 mile &1 mile swimmers, kayakers & volunteers.  Once again, it was a beautiful morning and a wonderful tribute to Stacey.  Stacey still has the amazing ability to bring us all together...all for one very important cause!!! 
    Click here for
    NEWSDAY article     Click here for OYSTER BAY article      Click here for Swim Across America Letter
    PHOTOS
  • Swim Across America 2012 - Team Stacey
    The 4th annual Team Stacey swim was held on Saturday, August, 11th. The weather didn't cooperate that day, therefore the swim was relocated to the Aquatic Center in East Meadow, NY.  Team Stacey didn't let the weather upset the enthusiasm and positive spirit it always has.  Swimming inside or out, the love and support were evident...as the photos show.
    Team Stacey had a record fundraising year....reaching $85,201.50
    PHOTOS

  • Swim Across America 2013 - Team Stacey
    The fifth annual Team Stacey swim was held on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The days prior to the swim (up until the night before) were filled with rain, wind and threatening weather.  Luckily, an hour before the final decision on where to hold the swim, the weather made a drastic change.  We were able to hold the swim outdoors at Morgan Park under a beautiful blue sky.
    Once again, members came from all over to honor Stacey's memory and her wishes, to raise awareness and raise money for cancer research.  Team Stacey was made up of over 40 members and raised over $ 85,000 !!!    Go TEAM STACEY!!
    A beautiful tribute to an amazing young woman who continues to inspire us all.
    2013 PHOTOS

  • Swim Across America 2014 - Team Stacey
    We were so very lucky with the gorgeous weather we had on Saturday, August 9th for our annual swim. The sun was shining, a cool breeze blowing and the feeling in the air was one of love, caring and hope....lots of hugs all around!

    Our 51 ...yes 51....member team raised over an astounding $ 105,000-We broke all records with this complete TEAM effort!

    The support and generosity Team Stacey was shown was overwhelming. Every swimmer, kayaker, volunteer and supporter contributed to this Team Stacey history! We will continue to fight for a cure and forever honor Stacey's beautiful memory.

  • Swim Across America 2015 - Team Stacey
    Saturday, August 8th was another amazing day for Team Stacey! Together, our 55 member team raised an incredible $ 126,690!!! We are so thankful for all the love and support we received to reach this goal. Thank you to all of our members and supporters, we will always continue Stacey's fight!
    2015 PHOTOS


  • Swim Across America 2016 - Team Stacey
    Team Stacey broke all records this year with an incredible 65 member team!! Saturday, August 6th was another beautiful day for the Sound to Cove swim! The water was clear, the sky was blue and our hearts were filled with hope. Our incredible team raised $ 146,215.30 for cancer treatment, prevention and research! Over the past eight years, Team Stacey has raised over $ 700,000 for cancer research and we will fight the fight to honor Stacey's dream to one day find a cure.
    2016 PHOTOS

  • Swim Across America - Stacey Leondis Fellowship
    The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.

    DETAILS
  • Stone Bench at Yale - Saybrook Courtyard-Designed by Palmyra Gerakis ’07 M.Arch ‘10
    Stacey Leondis will be the first Yale College woman’s name inscribed anywhere on a Saybrook building or exterior.  


  • Chicago Half Marathon
    Meghan Garvey and her brother Corey ran the Chicago Half Marathon in support of the Foster Foundation.  Meghan and Stacey have been close friends since they met at the Garden City Middle School.
    PHOTOS


  • San Francisco Half Marathon
    Stephanie Smith, a dear friend of Stacey's from their college days at Yale, ran the San Francisco Half Marathon in support of the Foster Foundation.

    PHOTOS

  • Stacey Leondis ’08 Memorial Fellowships at Yale:
    This fellowship was established by Steven and Lynn Leondis and John and Irene Gruska.
    These annual  fellowships are awarded to Yale College undergraduates majoring in the sciences and residing at Saybrook. 

    2009 RECIPIENTS AWARD LETTER

  • 2011 Recipients of the Stacey Leondis '08 Memorial Fellowships at Yale:
    These annual fellowships are awarded to exceptional Yale College undergraduates.
    2011 RECIPIENTS AWARD LETTER



  • 2012 Recipients of the Stacey Leondis '08 Memorial Fellowships at Yale:
    This year's fellowships are awarded to five exceptional Yale College undergraduates. We wish them the best in their endeavors, now and in the future, in helping improve and protect human health and quality of life.
    2012 RECIPIENTS AWARD LETTER

  • 2013 Recipients of the Stacey Leondis '08 Memorial Fellowships at Yale:
    This year's fellowships are awarded to six exceptional Yale College undergraduates. We wish them the best in their endeavors, now and in the future, in helping improve and protect human health and quality of life.
    2013 RECIPIENTS AWARD LETTER


  • Relay for Life at Yale -  “The Stacey Leondis Spirit of Relay Award”. 
    Established by alumni of the Relay for Life at Yale.  
    2010 RECIPIENTS AWARD LETTER          SLIDE SHOW


  • Yale-2010 “The Stacey Leondis Spirit of Relay Award" - Yale Relay For Life is happy to name Caroline Edsall & Barbara O'Donnell the winners of the 2010 Spirit of Relay award. Both of these women have been extremely committed to Relay for Life and we thank them for their dedication.
  • Yale-2011 “The Stacey Leondis Spirit of Relay Award" - Master Harvey Goldblatt, (Master G) of Pierson College was named the 2011 winner of the Spirit of Relay award. He was especially enthusiastic about Relay and supported study breaks, competitions and even recorded a video!








 

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