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Adults in Toyland Casino Night 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016
600 Supporters in attendance
$860K Raised

Playing for Keeps at Adults in Toyland Casino Night

It was a full house at NYU Langone’s Adults in Toyland Casino Night as nearly 600 members of our community gathered to raise over $850,000 for the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Hassenfeld Children Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics. Hosted by the Committee for the Hassenfeld Center and by KiDS of NYU Langone, the evening included casino games and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit supportive programming including interim patient and family housing, bilingual child life therapy, and music and recreational therapy, as well as research. 

“NYU Langone is committed to providing children and families with everything they need to focus on getting well,” said William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. “The generosity of our friends helps us go above and beyond for our patients.” 

A special video played for guests featured Sofia Blankenbuehler, a patient of Dr. Carroll’s, and brought home the critical role the Hassenfeld Center plays in the lives of patients and families. Services provided by the center were a key element of Sofia’s successful treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.     

A Family’s Journey at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Adults in Toyland took place on Thursday, February 25 at The Plaza Hotel. 

Co-chairs of the event included Adi Beltzman, Susie Block Casdin, Michael Corbat, Kate Goodman, Kimberly Goodwin, Morgan Hertzan, Patti Kim, Kelly Kennedy Mack, Robert Perretta, Harlan Fabrikant Saroken, Valerie and Steven Stein, and Mike Weaver. 

Speakers included Susie Block Casdin and Harlan Fabrikant Saroken. 

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with the Committee for the Hassenfeld Children's Center and KiDS of NYU Langone.

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