As a plastic surgeon on Long Island, and as a man who enjoys a life filled with wonderful family and friends, Dr. James Romanelli is moved to give back to the local community by supporting a number of local charities and nonprofit organizations.
At our Long Island plastic surgery practice, we see many breast reconstruction patients who have been affected by cancer. To help raise awareness and support our patients, Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery stays involved with several cancer-related charities. We support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which funds research to prevent and cure the disease, and promotes programs that provide cancer patients from all walks of life with access to quality patient care.
For many years, our doctors and staff have attended and supported the Huntington Hospital's Cancer Survivors Day. This event, held at participating hospitals across the nation, occurs annually on the first Sunday in June. Survivors, as well as their families and healthcare teams, come together to honor the courage and spirit of those affected by the disease. Dr. Romanelli is always moved to see and celebrate with his patients each year.
The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation is another charity proudly supported by Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. The foundation, which operates a cancer center in Huntington Hospital, is focused on research, education, and finding cures for all types of cancers. This wonderful organization is the work of Joseph and Tita Monti, who founded it after the loss of their teenage son, Don Monti.
Of course, Huntington Hospital itself, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is one of our most important charities. Huntington Hospital is where Dr. Romanelli and his family receive care, as well as where he cares for his own patients. He believes strongly in the hospital's mission and recognizes its importance as a pillar of healthcare on Long Island.
"The humanity of the nurses and physicians who work at Huntington Hospital is palpable, and the quality of the medical care provided is exceptional. I am proud to work there, and to serve as Chief of Staff," says Dr. Romanelli.
Other community needs supported by Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery include the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, or LIAAC, an organization which supplies resources for local individuals facing HIV and AIDS. We also support Catholic Charities Appeal, which provides a wide range of community services to needy individuals.
Dr. Romanelli also believes that wellness, particularly among the young, is an important cause. In 2013, our clinic supported the ING Run for Something Better, which supports school-based fitness programs.
Finally, Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery is also proud to support Volunteers for Wildlife, a nonprofit animal rescue organization here on Long Island.
The doctors and staff of Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery are honored to be able to support these very worthy causes.