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Event Highlights - 60th Anniversary Gala


Dr. Bob Beall accepts the Breath of Life Award from Dr. Francis Collins and Doris Tulcin.

The Greater New York Chapter was honored to host the 60th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, November 19th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The energy in the ballroom was palpable as guests arrived on the royal blue carpet and began the evening bidding on an abundance of silent auction items during cocktail hour.

Master of Ceremonies Scott Pelley, Anchor and Managing Editor of CBS Evening News, kicked off the program which was filled with congratulatory speeches from doctors, patients, families, and friends. Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Doris F. Tulcin, Founder of the CF Foundation, presented Dr. Bob Beall with the Breath of Life Award for his three and a half decades of service. As Dr. Beall accepted, he received a standing ovation from the over 500 guests in attendance.

It was a bittersweet event filled with thank yous and well wishes, with lots of fun and laughter! Former Boston Bruin, Gordon Kluzak, surprised Dr. Beall with a video greeting from Wayne Gretzy and an autographed jersey which Dr. Beall happily put on over his suit. Guests also enjoyed listening to Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos throughout the evening.

Attendees, volunteers and staff were elated to be a part of this once in a lifetime event which raised more than $2 million!