Supporters Go All-In at Adults in Toyland Casino Night
Nearly 500 friends of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone doubled down on their commitment to the best, most compassionate care for children and families at the 2017 Adults in Toyland Casino Night. The event raised over $837,000 to benefit the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Department of Pediatrics. The evening included casino games and a silent auction, with proceeds supporting essential programs and services including interim patient and family housing, bilingual child life therapy, and music and recreational therapy, as well as research.
“No matter what your family’s situation is, the doctors and staff at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital do everything possible to put you and your child at ease while they care for you,” says Harlan Fabrikant Saroken, one of the evening’s co-chairs. “Seeing everyone here tonight fills me with so much hope. Together we’ll make sure that all children get the care they need and deserve.”
A special video featuring the story of seven-year-old Leah Carmody, who was successfully treated for a brain tumor at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, was a powerful reminder of how much good the generosity of the evening’s attendees does for children and families. “The care here is wonderful,” says Leah’s mother Aileen in the video. “From the moment you come in, everybody wants to help you.”
with the Co-Chairs and Committee for the Hassenfeld Children's Center and KiDS of NYU Langone.