The Morgan Center, a preschool in Hicksville for young children undergoing cancer treatment, held its annual Great Chefs dinner Friday evening at the Southward Ho Country Club

And the food was overflowing from restaurants and bakeries from across the South Shore (scroll down for photos).

The Morgan Center provides “preschool age children who are undergoing treatment for cancer the opportunity to interact and socialize, in a safe environment that stimulates cognitive and social development,” according to its stated mission.

“Children on chemotherapy treatment have a suppressed immune system, and could otherwise risk infection and serious illness by attending typical age appropriate preschool programs.”

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Its founders, locals Rod and Nancy Zuch, not only run the organization, but teach the children in their care.

The couple started the school after their daughter, Morgan, later a standout student athlete, spent her earliest childhood years isolated from other children while undergoing cancer treatment.

Morgan Zuch has since become an advocate for kids with cancer.

Top photo: Molly Guarton and Jason Mcloughlin at Southward Ho Friday night. Both are Morgan Center graduates and cancer survivors. (Credit: courtesy photo)