The Event, a Collaboration with Carolina Herrera, Raised $1.4 Million for Pediatric Services

Jan 23, 2017
New York - 

The Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, along with Honorary Chair Lucy Liu, raised more than $1.4 million at the seventh annual Plates for Pediatrics benefit. A collaboration with Carolina Herrera, the benefit drew 460 attendees to the Mandarin Oriental New York on January 19.

The benefit was co-hosted by Dr. Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian and Dr. Gerald Loughlin, pediatrician-in-chief at the Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, along with the Pediatric Support Committee and the Children’s Advisory Council. The event raised funds for several children’s programs including Child Life Services, a program that alleviates children’s fears surrounding the hospital experience by offering activities geared to the social, emotional and educational needs of young patients and their families; The Pediatric Simulation Center, an invaluable teaching resource in medical education that reduces medical errors, creates a culture of patient safety and improves patient care and the care of newborns; Clinical Genetics Services, providing evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and counseling of patients and families who have or are at risk for genetic conditions; and Residency Education, a three-year pediatric residency program designed to provide a supportive and educationally rich environment through which residents can develop into outstanding general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

Guests included Dr. Herbert Pardes, executive vice chair, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian, Carolina Herrera, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Patricia Lansing, Allison Aston, Allison Wise, Brett Herman, Rebekah McCabe, Alexandra Robertson and Ammara Yaqub. Stephanie Landess served as the evening’s auctioneer.

About The Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, which is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides the best available care in every area of pediatrics in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit http://nyp.org/komansky/.

About Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera (www.carolinaherrera.com) is an international fashion house recognized for timeless elegance and refinement. Founded in 1981 by Carolina Herrera, the eponymous label produces numerous collections consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as bridal and fragrances available in 105 countries at 15,000 points of distribution including over 146 CH Carolina Herrera and 3 Carolina Herrera New York retail locations. The collections reflect an effortless sophistication inherent in the iconic style of founder Carolina Herrera. Follow www.facebook.com/carolinaherrerany and @houseofherrera on Instagram for the latest news from inside the house.

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