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Annual Spring Event Raises More Than $810,000 for Blythedale's Early Childhood Center

Many thanks to those who joined us in honoring Blythedale's Chief of Neurology, Dr. Jay E. Selman, annual golf classic co-chairs, Dan Kortick and Carmine Lippolis and Blythedale's Dietary and Environmental services provider, Sodexo, at A Celebration of Blythedale at The Rainbow Room in Manhattan.

The event, which highlighted the Hospital's 125th Anniversary, was our most successful ever, raising more than $810,000 for Blythedale's Early Childhood Center (ECC).

The ECC program delivers an essential preschool experience daily to 120 children, ages birth to five-years-old, whose medical conditions and developmental disabilities prevent them from participating in mainstream community programs.

Attendees watched a short video on the services the Early Childhood Center provides through the lens of grateful families whose lives were changed by the program and what it offered to their children.

Charity Auctioneer CK Swett was at the event to lead our first ever "Mission Moment" and share his experience of touring Blythedale and meeting some of our amazing patients and staff. The positive energy and excitement was palpable as we far exceeded our "Mission Moment" fundraising goal of $125,000 ending with nearly $200,000 pledged by guests in less than ten minutes.

Guests also heard from the Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman, who presented his friend, Dr. Jay Selman, with his award. Senator Lieberman currently serves as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman in New York, and was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. In 2000 he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States.

Check out photos from the event! And if you're on Facebook, be sure to "like" Blythedale Children's Hospital and tag yourself in our photos!

We could not have succeeded without our dedicated supporters and are truly grateful for your wonderful generosity!

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors!

John L. and Hope L. Furth
Michael and Judith Marguilies
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III
The Wicks Group

David and Peggy Tanner
Lance R. Wachenheim

Nancy and Josh Blaine
Tim and Mary Evnin
Adam and Jennifer Galeon
Owen and Victoria Gutfreund
The Kortick Family
Lend Lease
Scott Levy and Cynthia Paul
The Lippolis Family
Lippolis Electric, Inc.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Northstar Travel Group
David and Faith Pedowitz
Patricia Kopec-Selman & Jay E. Selman, M.D.
Alexandra and Benjamin Shapiro
Farrel and Steven Starker

For more information about this annual event or to make a donation, please contact Christina Caras, at (914) 831-2512 or email to
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