David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

9 April 2009

New York faces and places

Also this past Monday, The Senior Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) hosted its 2009 Spring Lunch at The Oak Room in the Plaza. Sponsored by John Hardy, more than 100 guests attended including special guest, Guy Bedarida, Creative Director for John Hardy. John Hardy displayed unique one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for guests to try on and purchase.

The luncheon honored Dr. Jane A. Bowling, Director of Social Work at MSKCCand recognized the Senior Associates Committee for their incredible dedication to The Society’s mission of funding programs to help improve the quality of life for patients at the cancer center.

Proceeds from the 2009 Spring Lunch kicked off a campaign for the Associates Committee to begin a special Pediatric Family Housing Endowment. This new fund will pay for overnight accommodation at a nearby hotel for families of pediatric patients undergoing treatment at MSKCC who are unable to afford this expense themselves.

Among those attending: Leslie Heaney, Katie Colgate, Lisa Errico, Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, Anne Grauso, Melanie Holland, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Christina Smith, Leslie Stevens, Guy Bedarida, Muffie Potter Aston, Monique Lhuillier, Nina Griscom, Victoria Hagan, Fruzsina Keehn, Hilary Dick, Amy Raiter Dwek, Kimberly Flaster, Annabelle Fowlkes, Jane Brickell, Denise de Luca, Melanie Holland, Rebekah McCabe, Alison Minton, Martha Vietor Glass, Eugenie Niven Goodman, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Paige Hardy, Shoshanna Gruss, Heather Leeds, Natalie Leeds Leventhal, Stephanie Loeffler, Lisa McCarthy, Eliza Nordeman, Dara O’Hara, Lisa Selby, Felicia Taylor, Mary Van Pelt, among others.