On Saturday, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia held their signature Carousel Ball at The Hyatt Regency Hotel. It is one of the region’s most prestigious social gatherings and the largest black-tie dinner dances benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The major fundraiser, held bi-annually, drew more than 550 attendees. They included the Board of Trustees, senior administration, CHOP families and friends and leaders in the philanthropic and business community.
Since the inaugural Carousel Ball in 1957, the event has helped support the Hospital’s mission to provide the best pediatric care available anywhere in the world. Individuals and organizations that participate in the Carousel Ball help keep Children’s Hospital at the forefront of pediatric medical research, teaching and patient care. This year’s event raised over $1.2 million. Proceeds will provide vital funding for Children’s Hospital’s Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation and the Pediatric Endoscopic Surgical Training and Advancement Laboratory (PEDESTAL). Congratulations to 2011 Carousel Ball event co-chairs, Lynne and Bill Garbose and Jane and Hank Mullany, and to grateful patient family and Platinum Ring of Hope sponsors Terry and Larry Sorsby.