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Inaugural Perlmutter Cancer Center—Live from Brooklyn Event Raises Nearly $1.7 Million to Support Cancer Care at NYU Langone Health

More than 270 Guests Attend Event to Celebrate Accomplishments in Cancer Research, Education, Prevention & Care

NYU Langone Health raised nearly $1.7 million at its inaugural Perlmutter Cancer Center—Live from Brooklyn event. Held on April 15, 2019, at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, the event celebrated the soon-to-open Perlmutter Cancer Center—Sunset Park, and other major accomplishments in cancer research, education, prevention, and care. Lori and Larry Fink and Laura and Isaac Perlmutter served as the event co-chairs.

More than 270 attendees enjoyed an evening of live music and dancing, and participated in a live appeal conducted by Rachel Orkin-Ramey, regional managing director at Christie’s. Funds raised will support services for cancer-related initiatives in Brooklyn, such as transportation to and from treatment at the new center in Sunset Park, and supportive programs for Brooklyn-based cancer patients.

Dr. Benjamin Neel and Laurie Perlmutter

Laurie Perlmutter and Lori Fink presented Dr. Benjamin G. Neel, director of Perlmutter Cancer Center, with an award during the 2019 Perlmutter Cancer Center—Live from Brooklyn event.
Jay Brady Photography

Over the past several years, Perlmutter Cancer Center has renewed and expanded its commitment to advancing cancer care and increasing our service all across New York City,” said Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, director of Perlmutter Cancer Center. “Brooklynites deserve to get top-tier care without leaving the borough, and NYU Langone Health and Perlmutter Cancer Center are deeply committed to making that happen.”

The new Perlmutter Cancer Center—Sunset Park will feature the capabilities of the nationally renowned Perlmutter Cancer Center. This multispecialty outpatient facility will offer medical and radiation oncology treatment for a wide variety of cancers, at a single, convenient location. Highly trained and compassionate care teams will perform radiation and infusion treatments using state-of-the-art technology. Earlier this year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking awarded by the NCI. With this recognition, Perlmutter Cancer Center is 1 of the top 50 cancer centers in the United States that have earned this distinction.

Perlmutter Cancer Center—Live from Brooklyn Event Attendees

Ken Langone, Laurie Perlmutter, Dr. Robert I. Grossman, Dean and CEO of NYU Langone, Lori Fink, and Larry Fink at the 2019 Perlmutter Cancer Center—Live from Brooklyn event.
Jay Brady Photography

In addition to the co-chairs in attendance, guests included Phyllis Putter Barasch; William Berkley; Anna Castellani; Leah DiDomenico Casto and Damon Love; Bob Catell; Ilene and Gary Eder; Daniel Fink; Filipa Fink; Tamara Goldman; Roberta Greenberg; Jeane Kraines and Merrill Kraines, Esq.; Rita and Sheldon Kwiat; Anna Kyriakides and Chris Kyriakides, MD; Ken Langone; Steven Mack; Katie Mazer and Adam Trusley; Shelley Roisen, PhD; Eli Salzmann; Lauren Sands and James Ryan; Maryann Shegelski; Glen Siegel; and Doug Steiner.

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