On Monday, December 9, more than 450 guests attended the third annual Dubin Breast Center Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, raising a record $2.1 million that will be used to support the center.
The evening’s guests included Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD, and Mount Sinai Trustee Glenn Dubin, who founded the Center; Elisa Port, MD, Director of the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute; and the event’s two honorees: Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Oncological Sciences and holder of a Ward-Coleman Chair in Cancer Research; and philanthropist and wellness advocate Sonia Jones.
Philippines Disaster Relief Fundraiser:
A recent bake sale and raffle organized by the Diversity Council of Beth Israel Brooklyn raised $4,000 to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The November cyclone, which claimed almost 6,000 lives in the Philippines, is considered the most powerful storm ever recorded at landfall. One month after the typhoon hit, more than 1,770 people were still missing, and 4 million people were still displaced.
The proceeds from the bake sale and raffle were donated to local nongovernmental organizations.