On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center hosted the 22nd Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue, New York’s legendary toy store.

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A Society tradition and the most high-profile family event of the year, the Bunny Hop is a thrilling and magical evening for families and children of all ages. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co., almost 900 guests attended including The Society’s members, celebrity guests and New York families. The Event Co-Chairs were Alexandra D. Edwards, Nina Garcia Conrad, Melissa Meister and Marcie Pantzer, with Debra Messing serving as Honorary Chairman.

Kid-mosphere  Ali Edwards Melissa Miester, Marci Pantzer

Guests enjoyed a variety of hands-on activities including: games by Kids In Sports; face painting by BongarBiz and Faces by Derrick; cookie decorating by The Cookie Party; Freeze Frame Giant Piano Photos; costume dress-up areas provided by Let’s Dress Up!; sand art by Craft Studio; live animal presentation by A Touch of Nature; entertainment by Magic Al the magician; Sammie and Tudie; Miss Pinkie’s Playhouse; Todd Neufeld’s Twisted Balloon Company; musical entertainment by MME Entertainment;  Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady; and a live musical performance by Broadway Babies.

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Gigi Coley, Devon Lesperance  Kid-mosphere

The event raised over $311,000 to benefit the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment. The fund pays for overnight stays at special nearby accommodations when children and their families come from out of town for treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s renowned Pediatric Department and are unable to afford this expense.


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Guests included: Rachel Roy, Shoshanna and Josh Gruss, Alexandra Edwards, Melissa Meister, Marcie Pantzer, Dr. Annette U. Rickel, Muffie Potter Aston and Dr. Sherrell Aston, Eleanora Kennedy, Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, Shabnam Henry, Dara O’Hara, Kate Pickett, Anna Safir, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Ferebee Taube, Allison Aston, Kate Allen, Jennifer Oken, Jill Kargman, Kate Doerge, Leslie Heaney, plus many more.

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