On Friday December 7th, St. Jude’s hosted their Sixth Annual Winter Gala to benefit the children of the St. Jude’s Research Hospital. It was a rainy evening, but that didn’t put a damper on the party! Over 500 guests came out, dressed in their best to the beautiful Angel Orensanz Foundation in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. Friends of St. Jude showed support for the cause while enjoying cocktails, small bites and breaking it down on the dance floor.
Some notable attendees of the night were: Karen Koeningsberg (Socialite/Philanthropist) and Elizabeth Tam (Miss New York United States 2012). Ticket sales along with proceeds from the silent auction help fight against childhood cancer.
The auction literally had something for everyone, some included dining at luxe restaurants, great fitness packages, fashion from Rent the Runway and even sport items from NY Yankees & Giants. By the help of the Friends of St. Jude and guests, the event raised over $80,000 for the kids of St. Jude.
St. Jude’s has been helping children and their families fight against cancer for 50 years, not to mention they cover the cost of treatment and pays the lodging, food, and travel for the patient and a family member or legal guardian.
For more information about St. Jude Research Hospital and where to donate, simply click here.