2015 Storybook Ball Supporting Pediatric Health
On October 17, 2015, the Storybook Ball will celebrate its 16th year of supporting pediatric health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).
This year’s Storybook Ball will be held at The Castle at 130 Columbus Avenue, and will focus on brain disorders, which affect approximately 100 million Americans at some point in their lives. For children, these include neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, ADHD, Down syndrome), epilepsy, concussion, traumatic brain injury, or mood and anxiety disorders. Massachusetts General Hospital and MGHfC are recognized internationally for groundbreaking research and clinical care that has the potential to greatly advance our understanding and treatment of these conditions that affect the pediatric brain. Learn more about the brain-focused clinical programs and research initiatives at MGHfC.
Support the Storybook Ball and make a lasting impact on pediatric health care.
Below please find sponsorship package options for the 2015 Storybook Ball. Event proceeds allow MGHfC to provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians, surgeons and researchers; and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform clinical care worldwide.
Videos From the 2014 Storybook Ball
Each year, the Storybook Ball profiles a patient and family who have received care at MGHfC. Last year’s Storybook Ball focused on MGHfC’s efforts to enhance pediatric community and global health. Relive the 2014 Storybook Ball by watching the videos below, which profile the Cisneros Ortiz family and the work MGHfC is doing in countries across the globe.
Storybook Ball Over the Years
Proceeds from Storybook Ball over the past decade have allowed MassGeneral Hospital for Children to provide extraordinary care to our youngest patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians, surgeons and researchers; and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform clinical approaches locally and globally.
The past generosity of Storybook Ball supporters has helped establish new programs and facilities, such as the Coordinated Care Clinic and the state-of-the-art Francis H. Burr Proton Beam Therapy Center, enhancing our ability to serve children with complex physical and emotional needs. Like most healthcare organizations across the country and within Boston, however, Massachusetts General Hospital is not immune to external challenges. In the face of economic adversity, MGHfC is preparing to pursue its mission of caring for those who need our care most by renewing our commitment to the wide range of existing pediatric programs for which this hospital is renowned.
2014: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Castle The 15th Anniversary Storybook Ball raised more than $1.8 million to support MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s efforts to enhance family-centered care, as well as pediatric community and global health initiatives. The funds are providing critical support to advance MGHfC research efforts, too.
2013: Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Museum of Fine Arts To mark the opening of the new MGHfC Pediatric Emergency Department, this past year’s event highlighted Pediatric Emergency Services and Trauma. This focus took on a new meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The evening commemorated the extraordinary care teams and victims of this horrific tragedy. The funds raised supported various initiatives at MGHfC, including increasing Child Life hours in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
2012: Sound of Music at the Museum of Fine Arts The 2012 event highlighted the importance of the MGHfC Nutrition Programs. Registered dietitians and culinary professionals offer both inpatient and outpatient nutrition counseling and educational services to our patients. In addition, the Food Allergy Center at MGHfC provides clinical care and patient education and conducts research for children with food allergies. The evening also spotlighted the Art and Music Therapy Programs, which bring comfort and hope to our youngest patients and their families when facing a difficult diagnosis or extended hospital stay.
Support the Storybook Ball
MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the oldest provider of pediatric services in Boston, has offered comprehensive, compassionate care to children since 1821. This is a tradition that every physician, nurse and staff member at MGHfC is committed to keeping—and expanding—into the 21st century and beyond.
If you are unable to become a Sponsor of Storybook Ball, but wish to support the programs and services of MGHfC, please consider making a gift to the Storybook Fund. The Storybook Fund supports clinical care, research and community services.
Provide comprehensive, compassionate clinical care
Expand support and services for children and families with complex physical and emotional needs.
Advance innovative research
Support new and ongoing investigations while speeding and expanding the most promising current research – and hasten the translation of those innovations into clinical care.
Care in the community
Continue to deliver the strongest possible commitment to underserved children and their families locally and globally.
Sasha Field, Child Life Specialist