Great Neck Community Rocks Out in NYC for St. Mary’s

New York Rock Concert at Canal Room Raises Over $67,000 To Support Children and Families with Special Needs

Led by Great Neck residents and committee members Michael Weinbaum and Stuart Lempert, the Great Neck community rallied in support of the young patients of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children at a benefit fundraiser “Rock The Cause,” on Thursday, May 3rd at the Canal Room in the heart of New York City.

Set in the center of the Big Apple’s music scene and birthplace of some of New York’s most popular bands, the evening rocked out as notable performers Voyage featuring Hugo- a tribute to Journey, and 2U- a tribute to U2, had guests dancing and singing to their favorite oldie tunes, bringing back memories from an unbelievable era.

Raising over $67,000, the evening of great music and entertainment included open bar, hors d’ouerves and over 250 friendly faces from the Great Neck community; all of whom have a long-standing history with St. Mary’s and came out to support a good cause.

Friends and family of the Great Neck area keep St. Mary’s Kids close to their hearts and are always finding new ways to support the hospital through fundraisers, special events and frequent visits with patients.

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is one of the region’s premier providers of post-acute pediatric care for children and families with special needs and proceeds from the event will support vital programs and services for some of New York’s most seriously ill and injured children battling complex medical and life-limiting conditions.

Rock the Cause Committee members include Erika & Joseph Ades, Tracy & Mark Berlinsky, John Cahill/Colliers International, Diane Castelluzzo/NYBKW, LLP, Paige & Andrew Charles, Toni & Michael Dieber, Miriam & John Doremus, Kathleen Fasolino/Pia, Capital Management, Lisa & Ivan Goodstein,  Gavin & Julie Grusd, Rachel & Howard Hershenhorn, Leslie & Doug Hirsch, Elayna & David Kaplan, Ricki & Steven Kleinberg, Louise Hochberg & Brian Lee, Jill & Michael Lamoretti, Ark Latt/Turner Construction Co., Debbie & Stuart Lempert, Judy & Michael Liman, Stanley Meytin/Strawberry’s Sports Grill, Sari & Rod Nathan, Robin & Kevin Portnoy, David K. Powers/Deutsche Bank, Michelle & Robert Raphael, Melissa & Michael Weinbaum, Aubrey Zickel/Turner Construction Co.