Make Your Early Sponsor Pledge Now, Deadline is January 8th!

As we wind down holiday festivities with our families and friends, we are reminded of the many families who are experiencing great struggles instead of the great joys of the season. For over 30 years, you have helped us provide love, support and hope to hundreds of families enduring the heartache of caring for a child with cancer. The annual Friendship Ball is our primary source of funds, making the work we do possible. Without our wonderful sponsors and patrons, we would never be able to pull it off! This year, in order to celebrate our dedicated supporters, we want to include the names of our premier sponsors and patrons on the 2016 invitation. It’s a quick, easy way to show your support t

2016 Friendship Ball Kick-Off!

We were so happy that some of our loyal donors were able to gather together to officially launch our 2016 Friendship Ball planning. Once again, the staff at Bobby Van's did an excellent job, thank you! Here are some photos from the wonderful holiday event.

Save the Date! Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

We are thrilled to be returning to the Pierre Hotel Grand Ballroom, where we will be happy to honor this year's Men of the Year, The Late Joseph Coffey and Joseph Coppotelli. As always, the event will feature an auction, live entertainment, a casino, great food and drink, and a plethora of wonderful people. Tickets can be purchased here. Every year, we are overwhelmed by the support and dedication of our Friends. We hope to see you there! The Friendship Ball grew out of a loving gathering in the basement of St. Stephen of Hungary Church on East 82nd Street in New York City, St. Valentine’s weekend in 1982. A true cross section of this great city came together; including friends, family, musi

Meet Our 2016 Men of the Year!

The late Joseph J. Coffey (left) Joseph Coffey, legendary New York City detective, best selling author, and loving husband, father and grandfather, was taken from us just days after he warmly and proudly accepted our invitation to be our 2016 Honoree along with his dear friend, Joe Coppotelli. Joe was born and raised in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan and wanted to be a New York City cop since the age of 10. He was known as a “tough as nails,” no-nonsense Irish cop and was one of the greatest detectives in the NYPD. He was a larger than life guy on the beat and at home. Joe was very much a big family man, too and was extremely proud of his three children, Joseph Jr., Steven and Kathleen

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