|Last Thursday night at Doubles, Quest Magazine and Chris Meigher and this writer hosted a cocktail reception marking the 18th annual Quest 400 List. What it is is an old fashioned cocktail party -- like what cocktail parties where a lot of people who know each other or know someone who knows someone get together at the end of a busy day in New York and just enjoy the company.|
|A whole lotta talkin' going on. One of those parties where it's easy to be there and everyone's glad.|
|This past Monday night, the NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, held its annual gala at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan in support of the Cancer Institute’s progress in the fight against cancer on all levels: patient care, research, education, and prevention. Robert H. Benmosche, president and chief executive officer, American International Group, Inc. and Abraham Chachoua, MD, the Jay and Isabel Fine Associate Professor of Oncology, were both honored for their contributions to cancer research. Over 600 guests attended the event and $3.2 million dollars was raised in support of the NYU Cancer Institute.|
|The dinner reception|
|Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, Lori Fink, chair of the NYU Cancer Institute Advisory Board and trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center since 2003, and William Carroll, MD, the director of the NYU Cancer Institute, thanked the honorees, the guests and faculty and staff at NYU Langone for their compassion, support and commitment to addressing cancer research, education, prevention and clinical care. For additional information on NYU Cancer Institute, visit: www.nyuci.org.|
|Denise and Bob Benmosche, Laurence and Lori Fink, and Elaine and Ken Langone|
|Honorees_Abraham Chachoua, MD, and Robert H. Benmosche|
|David Joseph, Dr. Kathy Ann Joseph, Deborah Axelrod, MD, and Nelly Huppert, MD|
|Deborah Axelrod, MD, Dr. Andrew Brotman, Dr. Elisabeth Cohen, and Richard Shapiro, MD|
|Nehama, Bob, and Denise Benmosche, with Jacob Lieberman|
|Gladys George and Stewart Orshe|
|Phyllis Barasch with Martin and Connie Silver|
|Larry Fink, Ken Langone, and Elaine Langone|
|Cheryl Reeman, Denise Goodyear, and Megan Morrill|
|Edward Manley, Maya Manley, and Dr. Jeffrey Allen|
|Karen Speyer and James L Speyer, MD|
|Mike Warren and Rob Arango|
|Michael Lichtenberg, Saba Balogna, and Dr. Bill Carroll|
|Cecilia Dahlback, Lisa Howey, and Kenan Turnacioglu|
|Brian and Abbie Walter|
|Dr. Nieca Goldberg and Dr. Robert Shapiro|
|Abraham Chachoua, MD and Dr. Ruth Oratz|
|Stanley and Tracy Shopkorn|
|On the afternoon of Saturday October 1st, the First Annual Pre-Walk Luncheon to Benefit Breast Cancer hosted by Tabber Benedict and Tia Walker got under way. A select crowd descended to the Soho residence of entrepreneur and former classical musician, Edward Scott Brady for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fundraiser.
For several weeks Tabber Benedict, a New York based M& A Attorney, had planned the benefit luncheon to raise additional monies for the upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, slated for the weekend of October 15 & 16th. The inspiration for Benedict's involvement in the cause? The loss of his Aunt Sheila to cancer after the disease metastasized and claimed her life in 1997.
|Close friend and Breast Cancer Survivor Tia Walker served as co-host and guest speaker at the luncheon--speaking on early detection and awareness. Walker, elegantly dressed in THEIA and jewelry designed by Berry Brown, is the Founder of Save the Eggs, a conduit program that raises monies for Breast Cancer/Fertility related organizations. She was diagnosed in February 2008 and completed treatment in December of the same year.
Over light bites and beverages members of fashion, medical and society worlds chatted about the upcoming walk. Guests included: Dr. Mario Lacouture of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Designer Victor de Souza, Berry Brown of BB Gramercy, TV Personality Paul Johnson Calderon, TV Personality Karen Biehl and Celebrity Magician Matt Wayne, Model/Recording Artist Nick Hissom, Filmmaker Victor Medina San Andres, and socials Dawne Marie Grannum, Elizabeth Stockton Howard, Julia Wetherell, and Rachel Heller.
|The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is the Avon Foundation’s largest annual fundraising initiative, and also one of the largest fundraising programs in the country. From 2003 through 2010, the Avon Walks have raised more than $380 million - funds that are directly saving lives. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer also raises extraordinary awareness as participants spend an entire weekend walking 39 miles through cities and towns around the country. In 2010 alone, thousands of donors supported more than 21,000 Walkers and Crew raising more than $55 million in the national 9-event series.
For more information on the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer please visit www.avonwalk.org
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Quest 400); www.anniewatt.com (Pre-Walk, Langone).|