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Penelope Ruderman, 5, of Sea Cliff, was diagnosed (Credit: Brittany Wait)

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. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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.

Felix Ruderman, 1, of Sea Cliff, searches for
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

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)

Penelope Ruderman, 5, of Sea Cliff, enjoys the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Penelope Ruderman, 5, of Sea Cliff, enjoys the pumpkin patch at Clark Botanic Garden. “Because of their immune systems being compromised, they often can’t go to pumpkin patches and can’t always be around overly crowded places,” said her mom, Lori Schneider. (Oct. 13, 2012)

On the left, Kamirah McGeachy, 9, of Brooklyn,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

On the left, Kamirah McGeachy, 9, of Brooklyn, helps her sister Kaylynn, 7, find a pumpkin at Clark Botanic Garden in Roslyn Heights during an event offering 100 pumpkins to families with sick children and an opportunity to paint them and get their faces painted. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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Felix Ruderman, 1, of Sea Cliff, searches for
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Felix Ruderman, 1, of Sea Cliff, searches for a pumpkin at Clark Botanic Garden in Roslyn Heights during an event sponsored by Penelope's Odyssey that offered 100 pumpkins to families with sick children and an opportunity to paint them. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Twins Zoey and Zachary Chiu, 3, of Fresh
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Twins Zoey and Zachary Chiu, 3, of Fresh Meadows, Queens, painted pumpkins at Clark Botanic Garden in Roslyn Heights during an event Sea Cliff-based nonprofit Penelope's Odyssey held, offering 100 pumpkins to families with sick children with an opportunity to paint them and get their faces painted. Zachary Chiu was diagnosed with leukemia in April. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Madison Lewinger, 6, of Garden City South, found
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Madison Lewinger, 6, of Garden City South, found the perfect pumpkin to paint at Clark Botanic Garden in Roslyn Heights during an event offering 100 pumpkins to families with sick children, run by a Sea Cliff nonprofit called Penelope's Odyssey. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Penelope Ruderman, 5, of Sea Cliff, was diagnosed
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

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. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Penelope Ruderman, 5, of Sea Cliff, was diagnosed
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

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. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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