On Wednesday, November 14, 2012Max Mara and the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) hosted the annual Fall Party at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York.  The lavish evening was Co-Chaired by Hayley BloomingdaleJoanna Baker de Neufville, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler and Cynthia Smith with Honorary Chairman Maria Giulia Maramotti of Max Mara.


The glamorous evening included cocktails, dinner, and dancing for a high-profile crowd from the fashion, music, arts, philanthropy, and New York society spheres.  Associates Committee Chairman Shoshanna Gruss welcomed more than 365 guests.

During dinner Nina Pickett, Administrator of the MSKCC Department of Pediactrics spoke to the importance of the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment’s work for child cancer patients and their families, followed by an auction led by Sotheby’s auctioneer Jamie Niven

The sold-out event raised more than $540,000 for The Society’s Pediatric Family Housing Endowment, which assists needy out-of-town families with the cost of overnight stays associated with their cancer treatment at MSKCC’s renowned Pediatrics Department. The Associates Committee has pledged to raise $2 million over five years for the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment. 

In the past year, approximately 225 pediatric patients and their families were accommodated for over 1000 nights in New York City through this funding.  The housing program allows children the comfort and support of being close to their family while receiving cancer treatment, which can require them to be in New York City for weeks, or evenmonths, at a time. For more information, visit www.thesocietyofmskcc.org.


Notable guests included:  Bridget Moynahan, Rebecca Minkoff, Allison Aston, Fabiola Beracasa, Hayley Bloomingdale, Amy Fine Collins, Peter and Joanna de Neufville, Jacqueline Marie Didier, Lisa and Christopher Errico, Grace Fuller, Eugenie and Nick Goodman, Josh and Shoshanna Gruss, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Melissa Meister, Jamie Niven, Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Sloan Overstrom, Emilia and Brian Pfeifler, Lauren Remington Platt, Dr. Annette U. Rickel, Charlotte Ronson, Marielle and Edmond Safra, Cynthia Smith, Ferebee Taube, Bara and AlexanderTisch, Maria and Jerome Villalba, Eleanor and Jon Ylvisaker, Kimberly Kravis Schulhof, Jessica Sailer, Dani Stahl, Patricia Lansing, Coralie Paul, Rebekah McCabe, and many more.

Via Sharp Communications