New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) once again celebrated its annual Red Stocking Soirée on November 28, this year with a charitable goal that was close to home.
This year’s Red Stocking Soirée focused on raising money for NYM employees who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many employees are still feeling the aftermath of the storm, but have nevertheless worked tirelessly at the hospital, which services almost 350,000 patients annually. The ultimate goal of this fundraiser was return the lives of these devoted employees to a sense of normalcy.
Over 150 NYM employees, friends and neighbors were in attendance for the Soirée, which has been held since 1925. Restaurants from the Park Slope neighborhood supplied the feast, including Anthony’s on 4th, Backyard, Baluchi’s, Benchmark, Caramello, Casa Ventura, Faros Restaurant, La Bagel Delight, Okeanos, Pinkberry, Piramide Mexican Restaurante, Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe and NYM’s own executive chef, Jack Wolfe. Guests also participated in a silent auction and raffles for many prizes.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz celebrated the event and the NYM community with warm words praising their administration and staff for making this hospital one of Brooklyn’s most successful providers of health care. These sentiments were shared by Mark J. Mundy, president and CEO of NYM.
“While the praise, food and prizes were a wonderful part of the evening, they weren’t what made the night special,” said Mundy. “NYM has been a part of this community for 130 years, working to help our patients through some very difficult hours. To President Markowitz, and all who attended the Red Stocking Soirée, you have our heartfelt thanks for sharing in that spirit.”