Fundraiser to help Riverhead woman with medical costs

04/28/2014 10:42 AM |
Fundraiser organizer (from left) Debbie Volinski and Hellenic owners Maria, George, Anna and John Giannaris. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Fundraiser organizer (from left) Debbie Volinski and Hellenic owners Maria, George, Anna and John Giannaris. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A fundraiser was held Thursday at Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion to help a naturopathic doctor from Riverhead pay her medical bills after suffering a series of medical issues. 

Ashley Lewin had a mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. Soon after, she suffered a broken neck and back related to seizures she had been suffering from.

Friends and family are now looking to raise $50,000 to help Ms. Lewin with her alternative care treatment. The Hellenic event was part of that effort, which to date has netted more than $27,000 in proceeds.

“Luckily for me I have the resources available to fully heal/recover from all of these unfortunate circumstances,” she said in a note on her fundraiser page. “The one thing I need more of is time; and this is where I ask for your continued patience.”

Guests at a fundraiser for Ashley Lewin hosted at Hellenic Snack Bar Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Guests at a fundraiser for Ashley Lewin hosted at Hellenic Snack Bar Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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