Big Apple Circus Benefit
The Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation (CCF) will hold its 29th annual Big Apple Circus Benefit on November 8, 2015 at Lincoln Center. The chairpersons for this year's benefit are Purnima Puri and Rich Barrera. Each year the benefit is a tremendous success thanks to the continued support of our donors who enable us to provide the very best science and medicine to the children and families we serve.
Funding raised by our Big Apple Circus benefit directly supports our Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program which provides advanced therapeutic support and play to children at the hospital to alleviate the stress and trauma associated with a medical visit or complex procedure.
Funding also provides critical resources to our innovative young scientists enabling them to launch impactful research projects focused on major scientific discovery for our most chronic childhood diseases and disorders, including diabetes, obesity and food allergies.
Support in previous years has been instrumental in launching and catalyzing the creation of new pediatric units and programs aimed at the finest and most innovative medical care for our sickest children. These efforts include:
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
A 15-bed unit that weds cutting-edge medical technology with a family-friendly facility for the most critically ill children, designed to welcome parents as part of the medical team.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Overlooking Central Park, our new NICU is being expanded to 46 beds consisting of private and semi-private rooms with generous, soothing space for parents to remain comfortably at their baby's bedside resulting in improved outcomes for baby and parents.
The first half of the new NICU was completed in September 2014 with the remainder of the unit projected for summer of 2015.
The Asthma, Allergy & Airways Program
This important program addresses the urgent needs of our community, enabling our expert team to care for every child needing our services. Our approach centers on advanced non-invasive approaches to help our chronically sick children live happier and healthier lives.
On behalf of the physicians, our team, and most importantly the children and families who count on us most, we thank you again for your support of our work at Kravis Children's Hospital.