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Felix Ruderman, 1, of Sea Cliff, searches for a pumpkin at Clark Botanic Garden in Roslyn Heights during an event in which his family, who formed a nonprofit called Penelope's Odyssey named after their daughter's journey battling leukemia, offered 100 pumpkins and the opportunity to paint them to families with sick children. (Oct. 13, 2012)(Credit: Brittany Wait)

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Penelope's Odyssey pumpkin patch

Penelope Ruderman, 5, of Sea Cliff, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3 in September 2010. In June 2011, her family formed a nonprofit called Penelope's Odyssey, named after their daughter's journey battling leukemia, and on Saturday held a pumpkin patch at Clark Botanic Garden in Roslyn Heights, offering 100 pumpkins to families with sick children.