The Best Things in Life Come in Small Packages
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York City
On May 15, 2007, the foundation held its first major fundraising event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The theme of the night was “The Best Things in Life Come in Small Packages.” The evening included a cocktail party, silent and live auctions, and dancing, as well as additional entertainment.
Special guests and speakers at the event included Kelly Ripa, Boomer Esiason, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and CW11 News at Ten weather expert Mr. G. Guests enjoyed musical performances by two Grammy-nominated artists: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis and Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors.
This event was SOLD OUT four weeks early with a great turnout of over 850 guests. The foundation has raised over $2.5 million dollars, with 95% of proceeds going to improving medical care for infants.