The high-ceilings, grand chandelier and warm ambiance of 583 Park played host to a very special cause this past Tuesday thanks to two determined fathers who lost young children to cancer.
Solving Kids’ Cancer was founded on the principle of funding clinical research trials to identify treatment options for childhood cancer, and the organization is making waves doing just that. They’ve funded 20 new clinical trials and 12 new therapies to help cure pediatric cancers, and the results have been stunning. In addition, the organization donates 100% of proceeds (yes, 100%) to the effort of eliminating deadly children’s cancers.
Celebrities like Josh Lucas, Nigel Barker and Donna Karan helped to host the event, lending support, kind words, and positive spirit to a room of friends and supporters.
I had the opportunity to speak with Nigel Barker about his involvement, and he shared the following, “Some people are involved with an organization because they have a very personal connection. I have two children, thankfully healthy, but it’s important to realize that Solving Kids’ Cancer is unlike others of its kind. The organization is very grass roots, and they have an approach that really works.”
The event honored Gabby Karan De Felice, Bonnie Young, and Rachel McPherson for their endless support and featured a performance by Shayla Thomas in memory of her sister. Other attendees included Cristen Barker, Liliana Cavendish, Helena Christensen, Jennifer Creel, Gianpaolo De Felice, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Daniella Federici, Seth Herzog, Sheila Johnson, Kelly Klein, Mark Mallon, Marc Mezvinsky, Morris Moinian, Jan Planit, Cassidy Reiff, David Simon, Jill Stuart, Rory Tahari, Frederique van der Wal, Yvonne Force Villareal, Miss Teen USA Logan West, Anatol Yusef.
To learn more about Solving Kids’ Cancer, visit their website here.