A spirit of generosity, love and hope filled the spectacular downtown loft as Blythedale Children's Hospital honored TD Bank, Blythedale Advisory Council Member Allie Farber, and student volunteers Dani, Jamie and Jenna Musoff, for their support. 

This year's event raised $800,000 for the Blythedale's Tiny Miracles program, which serves the Hospital's smallest and most fragile babies. In his remarks, President and CEO Larry Levine emphasized the importance of supporting "our society's most vulnerable members."

"Our Hospital is filled with infants, children and teenagers, all fighting against burdens that no child should ever have to face," he said. "Their fight is our fight - helping them to get better, and to improve the quality of their lives - and doing so in a way that is financially responsible and sustainable."

Attendees also heard from Board Chair David Pedowitz, who urged attendees to consider the complexity of caring for an infant with complicated medical needs.  "Think of the tremendous needs of a healthy newborn," he said. "Now imagine an infant born three months too soon, or with a complicated heart defect. These are the unexpected trajectories the staff at Blythedale sees every single day, and I can assure you, no one is better equipped to handle them than our extraordinary team."

Attendees enjoyed cocktails and dinner, and a short film, A Journey of Hope, which followed the paths of three infants and their families, as they prepare to go home for the first time. Charity Auctioneer C.K Swett held a live "mission moment", which raised nearly $200,000.

Click here for an album of photos from the event, and enjoy the video of gala highlights below.

The Hospital extends its deepest gratitude to this year's event sponsors.

Event Sponsors

CHAMPIONS

TD Bank
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim Ill

BENEFACTORS

John L. and Hope  L. Furth 
Kim and Larry Motola
Cindy and Scott Musoff
Faith and David Pedowitz

PATRONS

 The Children's Place 
Good Hill Partners LP
Gerri and Andy Sommers
Steven and Farrel Starker
Lance R. Wachenheim

ADVOCATES 

Larry Cohen
Judith A. Dix
Tim and Mary Evnin
Seth and Pam Farber
Adam and Jennifer Galeon
Owen and Victoria Gutfreund
Scott Levy and Cynthia Paul
Joanne and Norman Matthews
Party City
Patricia Kopec-Selman and Jay E. Selman, M.D.
Peggy and David Tanner

STARS

Nancy and Howard Adler
Chambers Family Foundation
Beth Dater
Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP
Tony and Judy Evnin
Harris Beach PLLC
Hillary and Perry Hoffmeister
Lend Lease
Larry and Michele Levine
Ellen and Jonathan Litt
Michael and Judith Margulies
Betty and Carl Pforzheimer
Kim and David Wagman 

For more information about this annual event or to make a donation, please contact Director of Special Events and Prospect Research Christina Caras.

 

 

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