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Hope Geier Smith, Kate Davis, Jamee Gregory, Ferebee Taube, Roopal Patel, and Amanda Taylor at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's 12th Annual Spring Ball.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted its 12th Annual Spring Ball at the   Plaza Hotel. The Society partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrate its long-standing history of supporting patient care and research programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Ron Wendt Designs transformed the ballroom, with more than 300 guests enjoying the glamorous evening, and a junior party descended on the dancefloor to rock the night away with New York City’s own DJ Natasha Diggs.

The event raised over $1.7 million for programs at MSK and The Society’s Research Grants Program, and was chaired by Kate Davis, Hope Geier Smith, Ferebee Taube, Amanda Taylor with Roopal Patel serving as the Honorary Saks Fifth Avenue Chair.



Attendees included: Marc and Deborah Metrick, John and Michelle Antonini, Jamee Gregory, Kate Davis, Hope Geier Smith, Ferebee Taube, Amanda Taylor, Roopal Patel, Sara Gilbane Sullivan, Wes Gordon, Paul Arnhold, Carolina de Neufville, Virginia Tomenson, Brent Neale Winston, Marcie and Jordan Pantzer, Sara Gilbane Sullivan, Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, Cena Jackson, Ali Edwards, Amory McAndrew, Amanda Waldron, Annelise Peterson Winter, Jenny Galluzzo, Jessica Sailer van Lith, Annie Taube, Courtney Corleto, CeCe Barfield Thompson, Sara Zilkha, Elizabeth and Richard Miller, Scott and Lisa Stuart, Lili Buffett, Lauren DuPont, Kate and Christopher Allen, Shelley and Michael Carr, Lisa and Christopher Errico, Shabnam and Tom Henry, Earle and Carol Mack, Rebekah McCabe, Beth Kojima, Blair Husain, Lisa and Brian McCarthy, Jennifer Oken, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Alexia and Baird Ryan, Jamie Niven, Beatrice Stern, Martha and Matt Sharp,  Maria von Bothmer Villalba, Dr. Lisa DeAngelis, Dr. Larry Norton and many more.


L. to r.: Jamee Gregory and Jamie Niven; Scott and Lisa Stuart.
Brent Neale Winston, Amory McAndrew, Annie Taube, Sara Gilbane Sullivan, Ali Edwards, Virginia Tomenson, and Ferebee Taube.
L. to r.: John and Michelle Antonini; Claudia Overstrom and Kate Allen.
Hope Geier Smith, Kate Davis, Brian Socia, Ferebee Taube, and Jamee Gregory.
Saks Fifth Avenue table.
Ali Edwards, Sara Gilbane Sullivan, Amory McAndrew, and Brent Neale Winston.
Andrew Davis, Larry Norton, and Jamie Niven.
Jane Keltner de Valle, Joanna Hillman, Roopal Patel, and Alessandra Codinha.

The program.

The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai held its seventh annual Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium at 320 Park on May 21st, 2019. At the sold-out luncheon, guests started with fresh fruit and iced tea and then dined on grilled chicken, a barley medley and cooked carrots and snap peas. The program was moderated by Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Director of the Dubin Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery, The Mount Sinai Health System. The panelists included Isabel Blumberg, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Stafford Broumand, MD (Plastic Surgery), Jeffrey Mechanick, MD (Lifestyle and Nutrition); Hana Y. Irie, MD, PhD (Hematology and Medical Oncology); Laurie Margolies, MD (Radiology); and Hank P. Schmidt, MD (Breast Surgery).

The Dubin Breast Center is a comprehensive breast health clinic that provides state-of-the-art care and conducts groundbreaking research. It is one of the few clinics in New York City to offer innovative new technologies such as 3D mammography, which provides earlier and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, and advanced procedures such as seed localization, which allows surgeons to target and remove breast tumors more precisely. 

The Dubin Breast Center’s 15,000-square-foot facility houses a full range of integrative, wellness, screening, treatment, and support services. Patients receive highly personalized, multidisciplinary care in a calming, private, and supportive setting. With more than 200,000 patients having visited the Center since it opened in 2011, the Dubin Breast Center is a vital part of The Mount Sinai Hospital.


Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD; Jenny Sorin; Elisa Port, MD; and Helene Sorin.
Jeffrey L. Mechanick, MD; Stafford Broumand, MD; Paul H. Schmidt, MD; Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD; Elisa Port, MD; Laurie Margolies, MD; Hanna Y. Irie, MD, PhD; and Isabel Blumberg, MD
Luncheon guests.Panel: Elisa Port, MD; Isabel Blumberg, MD; Stafford Broumand, MD; Hanna Y. Irie, MD, PhD; Laurie Margolies, MD; Jeffrey L. Mechanick, MD; Paul H. Schmidt, MD.
Elisa Port, MD, Director of the Dubin Breast Center, Chief of Breast Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System.
Dubin Breast Center Advisory Board Member Helene Sorin.
Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD, Trustee, Mount Sinai Health System and Founder, Dubin Breast Center.
Panel: Elisa Port, MD; Isabel Blumberg, MD; Stafford Broumand, MD; Hanna Y. Irie, MD, PhD; Laurie Margolies, MD; Jeffrey L. Mechanick, MD; and Paul H. Schmidt, MD.
Dubin Breast Center Advisory Board Member asks Stafford Broumand, MD a question.
Merryl Tisch asks the panel a question.
Elisa Port, MD and Dubin Breast Center Advisory Board Member Nina Wexler.

The 19th Annual ADAPT Community Network Golf Tournament was held at Brae Burn Country Club & the Golf Club of Purchase in Purchase, New York, on Monday, May 13th, 2019. The annual tournament attracted nearly 200 golfers for a day of golf and entertainment in support of ADAPT Community Network. All proceeds from the event help fund the delivery of life‐affirming programs and services to children and adults with disabilities and their families.

The golf tournament was hosted by Anita Marks, sports betting and fantasy football analyst for ESPN, and a host on 98.7FM ESPN New York.  Edward R. Matthews, CEO, ADAPT Community Network, presented the ADAPT Community Network Corporate Champion Award to Alan Zack, President, Alliance Brokerage Corp. The award, now in its sixth year, recognizes individuals who demonstrate the power to inspire and lead as role models for people with and without disabilities. Jeffrey S. Weiss, President, The Weiss Group, and last year’s award recipient, chaired the event.


The 18th Annual ADAPT Community Network Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner at Brae Burn Country Club.

VIPs attending this year’s golf tournament included: Edward R. Matthews, Anita Marks, Alan Zack and family, Jeffrey S. Weiss and family, Jason Carlough, Michael Berger, Mark Senders, Linda Laul, Christopher Laul, Ryan Laul, and Patrick Yu.

Presenting Sponsor was Ken Carmel and the Carmel Family. Other leading sponsors and supporters were: Pilot RB, Alliance Brokerage Corp., The Weiss Group, Colliers International, Rester Management, Ed Matthews, Bella Bus, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Chubb Insurance, HOK, Home Clean Home, Richard Levy, Medisked, Medline Industries, Inc., PC Connection, People’s United Bank, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Precision Pharmacy, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP, Signature Construction, Stop Pest Control of NY, TGI, and Weeks Lerman.


Edward Matthews and Jeffrey Weiss.
Anita Marks, Alan Zack, and Edward R. Matthews.

ADAPT Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting-edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Every day, they build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential, and recreational programs in all five boroughs. Their schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and neuromuscular disorders, among others. They are the largest provider of pre-school education for children with disabilities in New York.  ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs serve over 18,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families.  

For more information about ADAPT Community Network go to: www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org


Alan Zack, Edward Matthews, Anita Marks, Jeffrey Weiss, and Jason Carlough.
Bob Schmid and Michael Vescovo.
David Cohen, Frank Branca Sr., Frank Branca Jr., and Jason Carlough.
David Ottensoser, Michael Berger, and Michael Schreiber.
Gary and Jill Schimmerling.
Keith Kearny, Beth Matthews, and Pete Quattromani.
L. to r.: Jeffrey and Robin Weiss; Alan and Ilene Zack.
Mike Silvestro, Shawn Splan, and Mark Tomey.
Paul Stroud, Bobbi Jo Yeager, and Wayne Pennant.
Tom O’Halloran, Chris Laul, and Jim Meindl.

Photographs by BFA / Ben Rosser & Darian DiCianno (MSKCC).

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