Our first annual Spring Dinner Gala was held on March 30th at the Watermill in Smithtown. The parent committee, consisting of Anne Bingham, Kelly McGrath, Adriene Mogavero, Tara Ficken, Elizabeth Yuknis and Pat Gaunay, created a unique feel for this special night. The evening was filled with a lot of excitement as people enjoyed the open bar, dancing, chinese auction, fine food and an evening of good company. Many thanks to our event sponsors, Hunter Douglas Inc, Aon Foundation, CMP Community Connection Foundation, The Whalen Agency and Allstate for their support. In thanks, we also had a beautiful board that displayed our name list sponsors.
Bob Policastro, Executive Director, addressed the room, thanking everyone for their support. He went on to explain how we helped over 300 children this past year, and showed a DVD presentation to help educate those in attendance to the lives of our children and their families.
It touched on the families lives, from the hospital to their home, as they talked about the blessing of their children and the difficulty of their day to day care.
Anne Bingham spoke about her daughter and family and how this situation has impacted them. Furthermore, she gave a prayer for the children no longer with us, which touched everyone in the room.