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Sunshine at Night Benefit Honors Dr. Bernard M. Rosof

On April 29th, Project Sunshine hosted its Eleventh Annual Benefit Celebration, Sunshine at Night, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The event was a wonderful success and raised over $858,000 to support Project Sunshine�s programs for children facing medical challenges and their families.

The benefit honored Dr. Bernard M. Rosof, MACP, who is CEO of Quality in Healthcare Advisory Group, LLC, and Co-Chair of the National Quality Partnership, National Quality Forum, Washington, D.C. Project Sunshine was thrilled to salute Dr. Rosof both as a national figure who plays a key role in improving the quality of US healthcare and as a compassionate humanitarian dedicated to his community. Dr. Lawrence G. Smith, Dean and Professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University, presented Dr. Rosof with the Honoree Award.

Actress Abigail Breslin accepted the Project Sunshine Ambassador Award from WBCS anchor and the evening�s emcee, Maurice DuBois. Project Sunshine founder Joseph Weilgus presented UnitedHealth Group with the Project Sunshine Award for Corporate Philanthropic Leadership, which was accepted by Kate Rubin, Vice President of Social Responsibility.

Jamie Niven, Chairman of Sotheby�s The Americas, led a record-breaking live auction that featured appearances on stage by Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, Miss USA Erin Brady, model Damaris Lewis, and chef and winner of Chopped, Palak Patel. Presenter Magee Hickey of WPIX11 and NY1 introduced the evening�s musical performer, Ryan Shaw, who is currently starring on Broadway as Stevie Wonder in Motown: The Musical. Mr. Shaw had the audience of over 520 guests singing along and reveling on the dance floor!

Attendees included music industry icon Clive Davis; actor Matthew Settle; celebrity chef Robl� Ali; Sesame Street�s Emilio Delgado, Roscoe Orman, and Sonia Manzano; Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf; and former New York Giant David Diehl. Project Sunshine is immensely grateful for the efforts of the event Co-Chairs, Honorary Co-Chairs, Vice Chairs, Honorary Committee and Benefit Committee � with a special mention due to our Board Member Co-Chair, Al Tylis, President of NorthStar Realty Finance Corporation.

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Recent Sunshine Event Recaps

December 12, 2012 - Over 350 influential supporters gathered for Project Sunshine´s 3rd Annual Young Leadership Fundraiser to help children and families in need.
September 23, 2013 - Project Sunshine event chair Natan Bibliowicz and fellow host committee members donate their time to help raise a record breaking $470,000.