Friends Who Help Friends Are The Luckiest People In The World

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · October 22, 2008

Luann de Lesseps Bethenny Frankel Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, Alex McCord [Luann de Lesseps Bethenny Frankel Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, Alex McCord]

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Last night, the Real Housewives of New York City co-stars Jill Zarin, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord, and Luann de Lesseps hosted People Reaching Out’s Friends Helping Friends benefit for Creaky Joints at Hudson Terrace in New York City. People Reaching Out’s Executive Director Christina DeSimone welcomed over 250 guests including Sharon Bush, New York Times bestselling author and attorney Mark W. Smith, Lady Boss Entertainment CEO Lydia Harris, former Yankees great Paul O’Neill and Wendy Diamond who enjoyed a roof-top buffet by Elegant Affairs and music by DJ NTS and The Unexpected Boys quartet.

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Devorah Rose, Zang Toi (who designed Jill’s dress), Heidi Albertson and Hudson Terrace owners Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr placed bids on the 100 auction items up for grabs including a Tiret watch, an Exclusive Resorts getaway and a private photo session with Gilles Bensimon. Zarin Fabrics donated a gift bag for the event valued at over $700.

Jill Zarin’s teenage daughter Allyson and stepson Jonathan both suffer from arthritis, which made this charity event especially meaningful to Jill and her husband Bobby Zarin. People Reaching Out’s mission is to raise and distribute critically needed funds to lesser-known charitable groups in New York City, the greater United States, and increasingly, internationally.

Allyson Shapiro, Jill Zarin Jill Zarin and daughter Allyson Shapiro

Lydia Harris and Sharon Bush Lydia Harris and Sharon Bush

Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen

Michelle Ross, Adam Ross, and Linsay Malen Michelle Ross, Adam Ross, and Linsay Malen

Carol Press and Christina DeSimone Carol Press and Christina DeSimone

Francky L’Official and Bethenny Frankel Francky L'Official and Bethenny Frankel