It was a beautiful night at The Plaza Hotel yesterday. NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center Gala celebrated the dedication of its physicians, scientists, nurses, and medical staff, who are leaders in diagnosing and treating patients with all types of cancer. Over $1.5 million was raised.
Hundreds of supporters and advocates gathered in the glamorous ballroom to enjoy dinner and enlightening conversations. The evening was emceed by actor Kyle MacLachlan, who is committed to enhancing awareness around this cause.
Honorees were Mark B. Pochapin, MD, Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine; Beatrice W. Welters, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center Board Member, NYU Langone; and Anthony Welters, trustee, NYU Langone.
“The most important thing about being honored at an event like this is that it is not about me. It is about the team,” said Pochapin. “As a team we are so much stronger than the sum of our parts. We together really look at the base of the disease and how we can translate the research.”
Each year, funds raised at the Gala support NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, and its continued excellence in patient care, research, education, and prevention. In addition to the flagship Manhattan location, the Perlmutter Cancer Center has numerous sites throughout New York City and Long Island. Services vary by location but may include infusion treatment, radiation therapy, doctor’s offices, imaging, and our integrative health program.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of five hospitals—Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center’s dedicated inpatient orthopaedic hospital; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-service, 450-bed teaching hospital located in Brooklyn, and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the Medical Center. Also part of NYU Langone is NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history, and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center. The Medical Center’s trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. For more information, go to www.NYULangone.org.