The Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation (CCF) hosted its 26th annual Big Apple Circus benefit in November, raising more than $735,000 to support the Department of Pediatrics at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai.
Over the years, the benefit has raised more than $14.7 million for the Department of Pediatrics. The proceeds have been used to renovate the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and undertake current renovations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Each year, children who attend the benefit receive a backpack loaded with donated products such as books, DVDs, stuffed animals, and toy trucks. This year, the CCF donated 100 extra backpacks to children living in two Brooklyn communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay.
“The tremendous support the Department of Pediatrics receives from the CCF and the annual Big Apple Circus benefit helps to ensure our ability to provide top-quality care for our smallest patients,” says Lisa Satlin, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “We are deeply grateful for the efforts of the CCF and are especially touched this year to see such generosity reach those affected by Hurricane Sandy.”
For more information on the Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation please visit www.msccf.org.
This article was first published in Inside Mount Sinai.