Diane Kruger

Blake Lively

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Associates Committee hosted their annual fall gala titled Fete d'Hiver after the renowned French winter festival. The event was held at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. Sponsored by CHANEL Fine Jewelry and Credit Suisse, the high-spirited and glamorous evening was co-hosted by Blake Lively, Diane Kruger, Camilla Belle, and Claire Danes. Over 300 guests attended and enjoyed music by The Misshapes, and d├ęcor by Bronson Van Wyck. The evening’s Co-Chairs were Veronica Beard, Amy Raiter Dwek, Dara O'Hara, and Maria Villalba. All proceeds will benefit a pledge made by the Associates Committee to raise $1.4 million over four years to endow the Clown CareSM program, a community outreach program of the Big Apple Circus that has been a very important piece of the Center’s Pediatric Department since 1986. Four times a week, year-round, specially trained Clowns from the Big Apple Circus visit MSKCC as “Doctors of Humorology” and do “Clown Rounds” in both the inpatient and outpatient Pediatric units. Endowing this program will guarantee its continuation in perpetuity, which brings so much delight and happiness to all Pediatric patients during their time at MSKCC.
Photos By: Ann Watt