2014 Storybook Ball

2014 Storybook Ball To highlight pediatric community and global health

On October 18, 2014, the Storybook Ball celebrated its 15th year of supporting pediatric health. The more than $1.8 million raised will support MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s efforts to enhance family-centered care, as well as pediatric community and global health initiatives.

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15th Annual Storybook Ball

With more than 500 people attending the 2014 Storybook Ball, the night proved to be a great success – and best of all, we surpassed our overall fundraising goal for the night!

The more than $1.8 million raised will support MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s efforts to enhance family-centered care, as well as pediatric community and global health initiatives. The funds will also provide critical support to advance our research efforts. We could not have reached our goal without your help.

The hard work and dedication of our outstanding co-chairs, Adriana and Tarek Hassan, Melissa and George Lynch, Jennifer Nassour and CJ Brucato, and Rebecca and Dennis Seidenberg, and the Storybook Ball committee made this special night possible. We thank them for their generous contributions and meaningful or incredible partnerships over the past year and we are fortunate to consider them, as well as all of our guests, members of our MGHf family.

We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the Cisneros Ortiz Family, and to their entire care team, for sharing their inspiring story. Watch their story below.

Video From the 2014 Storybook Ball

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.

2013: Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Museum of Fine Arts To mark the opening of the new MassGeneral Hospital for Children (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.

2011: Batman at the Castle 2011’s ball showcased the Newborn Medicine Program at MGHfC. The Newborn Medicine Program offers comprehensive care options prior to birth and extending throughout the patient’s life. From prenatal diagnosis and pre-delivery treatment in the highly specialized Maternal and Fetal Medicine Program to pediatric and adult care across the hospital, Mass General offer seamless, continuous and coordinated care to patients and families — a key benefit of being a pediatric hospital within a general hospital.

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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

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Thank You to our 2014 Storybook Ball Sponsors!

David Ortiz Children’s Fund
Euro-Pro creator of SharkNinja

Alli and Bill Achtmeyer/The Parthenon Group
The Herb Chambers Companies
Lisa and Jim Mooney
Paula J. O’Keeffe
Kerry and Brendan Swords

Maribeth and Mark Brostowski
John Hancock Financial
Beth and Chris Madison
Janice Morris and Michael Coggin
Jennifer Nassour and CJ Brucato
Katherine and Ian O’Keeffe

Goldman Sachs & Co.
Brooke and Conan Laughlin
The New England Patriots
Nikki and Harry Nudelman
Owens & Minor, Inc.
Carroll and Bob Pierce
Margaret Randle and James McDaniel
Patty and Charles Ribakoff

April and Bryan Anderson
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Bruins Foundation
Demarest Lloyd Jr. Foundation
Beth Dickerson and David Drubner
Rachel and John Hanselman
Martha and Ronald Kleinman, MD
Monica and Adam Kleinman
Diane and Scott Lopez
Lovett-Woodsum Foundation
Melissa and George Lynch
Charlotte and Gil Minor
Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky
Melissa Reilly and Timothy Hartshorn
Annie and Alex Sacerdote
Nancy and Frank Selldorff
Stephanie and Brian Spector
Bridget and Leif Thomsen
Martha and Anthony Vorlicek
Wioletta Zywina and Brian Knez

Blake and Tyler Battaglia
Andrea and Erik Brooks
Katherine Chapman and Tom Stemberg
Helen and David Clancy
Bill Coke
Nicole and Michael Conlon
Kate and Cleon Daskalakis
Lynn Bay Dayton and Bruce Dayton
Design New England
Brenda and Peter Diana
Jennifer and Mark Dolins
Nisha and Stephen DuBois
Jacqueline and Graig Fantuzzi
Betsey and Charlie Gifford
Kate and Tom Gilbane
Emily and Scott Golin
Shannon and Drew Hayden
Ashley and Bruce Jacobs
Tara and Reid Jordan
Sinesia and Bill Karol
Sarah and Matthew Lapides
Cilla Lavin and Ira Goldklang
Debbie Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz, MD
Elinor Lunder
Doris Lynch
Marietta Lynch
Nancy and William Lynch
Heather and William Maffie
Karen and Ken Mancini
Sarah Mars
Northern Trust
Georgia Pearson
Katie and Laurence Ronan
Ted and Susan Saraceno
Mason Smith and Gordon Green
Joanna and Nigel Travis
Lori and EJ Whelan
Hannah and Tyler Wick
Alexis and Laurence Wintersteen
Sarah and Meldon Wolfgang

Cindy and Dana Cohen, Esq.
Colette Phillips

Physician Leaders
Rachel and Allan Goldstein, MD
Susan Treacy and Joseph Vacanti, MD

Alexis Bittar
Dr. Jay Austen, Jr.
Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Be Our Guest
Stephanie and Patrice Bergeron
Blank Label
Boston Bruins
Boston Red Sox
Lenny Clarke
Dorfman Jewelers
Adriana and Tarek Hassan
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Krissy and Chris Kelly
Brittany and Milan Lucic
Katrina and Brad Marchand
Max Ultimate Food
Moxie Agency
Neiman Marcus
New England Country Rentals
Port Lighting Systems
Rafanelli Events
Rue La La
Salon Mario Russo
Rebecca and Dennis Seidenberg
The Tannery
Winston Flowers

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Mailing Address
Storybook Ball
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310
Boston, MA 02114
For general inquires please email storybookball@partners.org or call 617.724.3637.