New Yorkers Spend A Night In Toyland, Gaming For A Cause

by MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG · November 13, 2009

[All photos by JP Pullos and Patrick McMullan for PMc] Last night, the Hassenfeld Committee and the Kids of NYU Foundation Associates Committee teamed up to bring a piece of Vegas to NYC for a great cause. Guests included LuAnn De Lesseps and Gigi Stone.-

"Adults in ToylandCasino Night" consisted of roughly 600 young, New York City professionals participating in casino games and a silent auction in order to raise necessary funds for NYU Langone's Hassenfeld Center, which combines medical healing with psychosocial support in order to battle childhood cancer and blood disease. Having taken place at the Edison Ballroom, the festive fundraiser was the perfect mix of fun and philanthropy.

Joining NYC's favorite Countess for the event were DJ Pedro Andrade, Jeff Dello Russo, and many others.  Unlike the saying, last night's attendees are hoping that what happened in Vegas won't just stay in Vegas, and that such fund raising will eventually win the battle against childhood cancer.

Atmosphere

Countess LuAnn de LessepsDana Power, Patti Kim Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Dana Power, Patti Kim

Amanda Freeman, Michael Jaffe, Danyelle Freeman Amanda Freeman, Michael Jaffe, Danyelle Freeman

Eric Wunsch, Noah Wunsch Eric Wunsch, Noah Wunsch

Pedro Andrade Atmosphere Pedro Andrade

Ron Crowe Ron Crowe

Katrina Matano, Kim Tabatt, Laura Tagliareni, Kavita Rampertaap Katrina Matano, Kim Tabatt, Laura Tagliareni, Kavita Rampertaap

Jeff Dellorusso, Yulia Soukhanova Scott Stackman, Gigi Stone Jeff Dello Russo, Yulia Soukhanov, Scott Stackman, Gigi Stone

Jackie Preta Jackie Preta

Brooke Gerschel, Susan Block Casdin, Patti Kim Brooke Gerschel, Susan Block Casdin, Patti Kim

Mike Weaver, Harlan Fabrikant Saroken Mike Weaver, Harlan Fabrikant Saroken Mike Weaver, Harlan Fabrikant Saroke, Susan Block Casdin, Kelly Mack