Last week, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee and Valentino hosted its annual Fall Party at The Metropolitan Club in New York. The Associates Committe parties are always well attended affairs, drawing top names from the worlds of fashion, art, philanthropy and the media. The evening was co-chaired by Mollie Ruprecht Acquavella, Amory McAndrew and Anna Burke Patterson. Ron Wendt Design created the décor and DJ D-Nice provided the music for the more than 300 guests, who included Tabitha Simmons, Charlotte Ronson, Mollie Ruprecht Acquavella & Alexander Acquavella, Jamie & Veronica Beard, Wes Gordon, Olivia Chantecaille, Jennifer Fisher, Valerie Boster Macauley, Chelsea Leyland, Jordan Foster, Molly Howard, Kate Foley, Jessica Sailer and Mark van Lith, Rickie de Sole, Jane Keltner de Valle, Allison and Jay Aston, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler and Brian Pfeifler, Meredith Melling, Brook and Ferebee Taube, Corbin and Beth Blake Day, Annelise Winter, Joanna and Peter de Neufville, Nick and Travis Acquavella, Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, Erin and John O’Connor, Meredith Melling, Amory McAndrew, and Anna Burke Patterson.
The sold-out event included a cocktail reception and dinner, as well as a live fundraising program, led by Christie’s auctioneer Lydia Fenet. The evening’s proceeds went to benefiting the Associates Committee’s newest initiative to fund research for Clinical Genomic Profiling for Pediatric Cancer Patients. This project works to identify gene mutations that lead to cancer development. Clinical Genomic Profiling is a critical venture, as it will help MSK researchers and clinicians create a new paradigm of diagnosis and treatment based on specific molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis.
About The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering: Founded in 1946,The Society is a volunteer-led organization within MSK dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the early prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, MSK has spent more than a century advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.