On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was lit up in twinkling lights and sequin as the New York belles arrived at the ball, hosted by the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Gucci. The event helped raise fund for high-risk pediatric leukemia.

The society has been in existence for over fifty years, and its ball has become an annual tradition for all New York society. Grammy award winner Rob Thomas played a few hits during dinner after the society called its guests attention to its various new initiatives.  The rest of the evening’s music was spun by DJ D-Nice.

“Over the past five years the Spring Ball has grown into one of The Society’s most important annual fundraising events,” said Dr. Annette Rickel, President of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “This glamorous evening exemplifies the tremendous dedication and energy of The Society’s volunteers and supporters, who are committed to raising important funds and helping improve the quality of life for all patients during their time at the Center. There is an amazing energy surrounding the evening and we are thrilled to have Gucci’s support to make this magical night a success for high risk pediatric leukemia.”

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – founded in 1946 to raise funds for patient care – is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research and providing public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.  Society volunteers work in close collaboration with the physicians and staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering to support the Center’s mission of delivering the best cancer care to its patients while at the same time, providing comfort to the patients and their families who come to the Center for treatment from all over the world.  For more information on The Society, visit www.thesocietyofmskcc.org.

– Darrel

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