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"United We Shine" a Huge Success

Project Sunshine’s Seventh Annual Benefit, United We Shine, on May 11th at the Waldorf=Astoria was a smashing success! The evening raised $700,000, vital funding to support the programs that reach over 60,000 children and their family members each year.

Honoring Reed Tuckson, M.D., of UnitedHealth Group, the event celebrated volunteerism and social responsibility. Dr. Tuckson is a leader in the healthcare field and brought the audience to their feet with his award acceptance speech, inspiring the crowd by telling them that each and every one of them could make a real difference by volunteering.

The event attracted a dynamic audience of over 600, including celebrities like New York Giants including Eli Manning, David Diehl and Sinorice Moss, singer John Legend, Sports Illustrated models Christine Teigen and Damaris Lewis, model and designer Tori Praver, actress Abigail Breslin, media personality Kelly Bensimon, Ace Greenberg and many more. Tables were luxuriously decorated by generous donations from Zeze flowers and Glassybaby votive candles. Sotheby's VP Hugh Hildesley presided over a very successful live auction which included a video message from KISS legend Gene Simmons inviting the winner to lunch with him in NY or LA. Grammy award winning artist Roberta Flack gave a dazzling performance to cap off the evening.

Project Sunshine Gala Attendees


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