Thursday, March 29, 2018

Aiding and empowering

Subrata De, Halsey, Dr. Tamer Seckin, and Dr. Sandra Gelbard at the 9th Annual Blossom Ball to benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Weill Cornell Medicine hosted their annual Healthy Living Symposium and reception on the latest in preventive medicine and treatment options to Palm Beach area residents. The event, held at at The Breakers, which attracted more than 415 attendees, focused on the latest in weight control, spinal health and depression.

The Healthy Living Symposium brings together leading physicians and scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine to speak about some of the most pressing health concerns of our time. These top-tier specialists share their knowledge and expertise with symposium attendees, providing strategies for disease prevention and practical information on how to lead a healthier life.
Dr. Conor Liston, Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, Dr. Louis Aronne and Dr. Roger Härtl
The symposium was moderated by Weill Cornell’s Dean Augustine M.K. Choi and featured three expert speakers, including:

Dr. Louis Aronne, Weight Control: It’s Easier Thank You Think
Dr. Roger Härtl, Spinal Health and the Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Conor Liston, Finding and Fixing Broken Brain Circuits in Depression
David and Gail Cohen
Margrit Bessenroth-Lynn and Dr. Richard Lynn Helen and Robert Appel
Edward Meyer and Lucille Ferraro
Donna and Dr. David W. Dodson Lisa Ehrenkranz and Dr. Jean Laragh
Arthur Mahon and Dean Augustine M.K. Choi
Robert Appel, Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Susan Waterfall and Dr. Antonio Bernardo
Dr. Mary and Dean Augustine M.K. Choi Dr. Roger Härtl and Mai Hallingby Harrison
Fleur and Leonard M. Harlan with Susan Waterfall
Led by Founder Tamer Seckin, M.D. the 9th Annual Blossom Ball to benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Monday, March 19th, 2018. The special event was co-chaired by Subrata De and Sandra Gelbard, M.D. with highlighted honorees Grammy-nominated singer Halsey and Lone Hummelshøj. The Blossom Ball included a performance by the Resistance Revival Chorus, who recently took the stage with Kesha at this year's Grammy Awards.

Notable attendees included: Honoree Halsey; EndoFound Co-Founder Tamer Seckin, MD; Honorary Committee member Kari Klinkenborg; Resistance Revival Chorus performs; ABC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo, Master of Ceremonies; Alice Panikian (former Miss Canada), Alaia Baldwin Aronow and Andrew AronowAlex Marquardt, Danielle Guizio, former Governor David Paterson, G-Eazy, Mozhan Marnò, Meredith O'Connor, Molly Qerim; event co-chairs Subrata De and Sandra Gelbard, MD; Jean Shafiroff and Carli Blau.
Alice Panikian David Patterson Halsey
Occurring during Endometriosis Awareness Month, the Blossom Ball fundraiser dinner was a cocktail reception, seated dinner and auction, with entertainment and dancing. Guests had the opportunity to make donations through text messages.

EndoFound endeavors to aid and empower endo women across the nation, with a multi-tiered approach from educating schoolteachers, to funding endometriosis research and facilitating expert surgical training. And EndoFound is not alone in the fighting for their health and well-being. Organizations across sectors including academia, non-profit and for-profit industries continue to pool resources—and EndoFound was thrilled to be part of this!
Dr. Tamer Seckin Subrata De
As the #metoo and Time’s Up movement ushers in an era of female empowerment, a new generation of women are finding the strength to step forward and stand in their truth by revealing their endo diagnosis and letting their fellow endo sisters—an estimated 178 million and counting—know that they are definitely not alone.

For more information on the foundation visit
Resistance Revival Chorus Founders Paola Mendoza, Jessi Olsen, Meah Pace, and Ginny Suss
Mara Schiavocampo Alaia Baldwin and Andrew Aronow Dr. Sandra Gelbard
Dr. Kari Goldstein Jean Shafiroff
The Center for Arts Education held a party in celebration of its annual fundraising event, ARTS JAM, a benefit to support arts education for all New York City public school students. This year’s ARTS JAM will be held on Thursday, May 3, at The Yale Club, honoring Lawrence Benenson, Benenson Capital, Vicki Gross, Master & Dynamic and Beverly Mitchell, Superintendent of District 29 in Queens. 

Monday’s party was held at 6:00 p.m. at the home of CAE Board member Richard Anderman, where guests enjoyed an hour-and-a-half cocktail reception, and great conversation about how the arts can impact the lives of children in New York City.
Sheetal Prajapati, Marcia Santoni, Jim Greenberg, Richard Anderman, and Abigail Scheuer
Guests in the room included: Jim Greenberg, Margie Altschuler, Abigail Scheuer, Amy Adler, Antonio Thompson, Marc Powers, Sherri Powers, David Shookoff, Carol Shookoff, Lisa Robb, Dr. Jerry James, Angela Chen, Patsy Kahn, Marcia Santoni, Paresh Trivedi, Samantha Britell, Sebastian Ficht, John Rudio, Tommy Craig from Hines Interests, Joanne Lenhart, Sheetal Prajapati, Natalie Azzoli, Brittany Berckes, Vicki Gross.

Arts education is strongly associated with lower drop-out rates, better graduation rates, and improved academic outcomes for students regardless of socio-economic status. On May 3rd at The Yale Club they hope to raise more funding for this important cause. 

Tickets, Tables and Sponsorships are now available. Visit or contact Kim Craig, or 212-239-7816.
Sherri Powers and Joanne Lenhart Marjorie Altschuler and Patsy Kahn
David Shookhoff and Marjorie Altschuler
Marcia Santoni and Paresh Trivedi Tommy Craig and Patsy Kahn
Antonio Thompson, David Shookhoff, Samantha Britell, and Marc Powers
David Shookhoff and Dr. Jerry James
Amy Adler, John Rudio, and Jim Greenberg
Sebastian Ficht and Abigail Scheuer Elizabeth Sarnoff and Lisa Robb
Vicki Gross, Elizabeth Sarnoff, and Richard Anderman
Photographs by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (Endometriosis); Annie Watt (ArtsJam); LILA Photo (Weill Cornell)