CCBF Hosts Its Annual Benefit Gala at the Plaza NYC


CCBF will host our annual “Breakthrough Ball” Benefit Gala on Tuesday evening, November 18th, 2014 at the luxurious Plaza Hotel in New York City. Funds raised at this inspiring event enable us to provide critical medication, chemotherapy and other life-saving treatments to children with cancer and blood diseases treated at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

CCBF is honored to present this year's Breakthrough Spirit award to Vincent Tese, Chairman of FCB Financial Holdings. A social highlight of the season, the gala has featured an impressive collection of honorees including former CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric, six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire and Margo & John Catsimatidis of Red Apple Group/Gristedes Foods. Each year, the Breakthrough Ball is a tremendous success with over 400 prominent guests contributing more than $1 million to support the vital work being done by our doctors and researchers. The funds raised from this one extraordinary evening help sustain our clinical and research programs throughout the year.

The evening will feature a cocktail reception and a world-class dinner. Long-time CCBF supporter, actor, commentator and philanthropist, Charles Grodin will return as emcee. The luxurious live and silent auction is a highly anticipated portion of the program, concluding with an inspirational pledge item that will give guests the opportunity to change a child’s life by funding an entire year of chemotherapy treatment. Topping off this magical evening will be a special performance by the Alumni from Broadway's Jersey Boys. 

The success of the event would not be possible without the support of all CCBF Sponsors. There are many ways to support this event and make a meaningful difference in the lives of many children. Information on our various sponsorship levels is available here, or you can make a donation or purchase tickets to the event. 

You can also support the Gala by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a Winter Getaway in Canada or a signed Bruno Mars guitar. Click here for details on the packages and to purchase your tickets.

To browse our live and silent auction items click here or place your bids on Bidding for Good and Charity Buzz.

CCBF would like to thank our 2014 Breakthrough Ball gift bag sponsors!

Sponsorship and Table Levels

Ticket Levels

If you are unable to attend the gala, please make a gift in support of our mission to provide the best care to children with cancer and blood disorders. 

For more information about the Gala, call 212.297.4336 or email Alysse Brennan at [email protected]  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 06:00