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Dr. Oz Emcees Spring Event

Supporters of Blythedale Children's Hospital helped raised more than $650,000 for the Hospital at its 6th Annual Spring Event, held this week at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, acclaimed heart surgeon and host of the popular The Dr. Oz Show served as Master of Ceremonies at the elegant event, attended by more than 350 Blythedale supporters. Attendees also heard from 16-year-old Nicole Graham, a former Blythedale patient who spent two-and-a-half months at the Hospital, recovering from two strokes suffered during her battle against leukemia.

This year Blythedale honored some important members of its community – longtime Trustee Jon Burnham and his wife Mimi, along with The Dreyfus Corporation. The Burnhams have been a part of the Blythedale family for more than 40 years. The Dreyfus Corporation, and its President, Charlie Cardona, are long-time supporters of Blythedale, particularly as lead sponsors of its annual golf outing. The commitment and generosity of this year’s honorees, over many years, has helped to sustain and improve the essential services Blythedale provides to its patients and their families.

All funds raised from A Celebration of Blythedale Children’s Hospital will go toward the second phase of the Hospital’s ongoing renovations, to provide for many more young patients who need Blythedale’s services.

For more information on special events to benefit Blythedale, please contact Christina Caras, at (914) 831-2512 or email to

Pictured above: Master of Ceremonies Dr. Mehmet Oz, and his wife, Lisa, join guest speaker Nicole Graham, and her parents, Michele and Bruce.

Pictured on home page: Master of Ceremonies Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dreyfus President Charlie Cardona, Nicole Graham, and Mimi and Jon Burnham.

For additional photos from this year's event, please enjoy the slideshow below...

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