May 28, 2019
Our 2019 annual benefit is around the corner and we hope you will join us on June 5th at 6 p.m. at the historic Capitale! We will be honoring outstanding individuals and organizations who have invested their hearts, voices and financial support in the name of children and their well-being. Our friends, Andy Adler from PIX11 and Jane Pauley from CBS Sunday Morning will be presenting during the evening.
You can purchase tickets here, but if you can’t attend you can still make a donation. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and value any contribution that you can make.
American Heroes for Children
Since Comic Relief launched Red Nose Day in the US five years ago, it has raised nearly $200 million towards ending child poverty and has positively impacted the lives of over 16 million children here in the US and in 30 other countries around the world.
Paul Metselaar has been a committed supporter of Children’s Health Fund since 1992, helping raise millions of dollars for our work ensuring that children living in poverty have access to health care. Paul joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and last year took on the role of Vice Chair.
Irwin Redlener Award
Dr. Kim Mukerjee first experienced our mission as a resident on one of our big blue mobile medical clinics. Now, as director of the New Orleans Children’s Health Project, she exemplifies the dedication and ingenuity that has made the organization what it is today.
Champions for Children
Bernie Williams, a New York Yankee’s legend and accomplished musician, has been at our side for over 25 years, helping raise awareness and funds to support our work reducing barriers to health care for children living in poverty.
New York Knicks Legend John Starks has shown as much drive through The John Starks Foundation as he has on the court. In addition to providing scholarships to accomplished students in financial need through the Foundation, he is actively involved in the Knicks’ community relations efforts.
All-American gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has wowed tens of millions of people around the world with her electrifying floor routines, inspires children with life-threatening illnesses to live their lives to the fullest, and has brought increased attention to body shaming.
A standout sprinter with 16 career medals under her belt, including six Olympic gold medals, Allyson Felix is taking her game to the next level as an athlete mom and advocate for child and maternal health.