Big Apple Circus Benefit
The Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation held its 27th annual Big Apple Circus Benefit on November 10, 2013. The co-chairs were Jody and Ira Schwartz and the honorary co-chairs were the Nurses of the Neonatal ICU. Proceeds from the 2013 Circus Benefit directly supported Mount Sinai’s renowned Child Life Department which helps our pediatric patients cope with the stress of a hospital visit through therapeutic support, and also funded our most innovative young physician scientists who work to create new therapies and cures for childhood diseases. In past years, funding from the Circus Benefit supported vital renovations for the children's hospital, most recently the Alice Gottesman Bayer Pediatric ICU (now complete) and the Lauder Neonatal ICU (currently underway). We thank everyone from the generous donors to the staff volunteers for their hard work and commitment in making this annual event a continued success and one that substantially impacts the children cared for at Kravis Children's Hospital. The CCF looks forward to a successful 2014 in service of the most outstanding science and medicine for children in New York City and beyond.