Gambling For A Good Cause: PCCHF Benefit Draws Full House

by EVAN MULVIHILL · June 2, 2009

[Dr. Bill Chester, Rita Crosby. Photos by JACKIE SNOWfor PMc] Last night, charitable patrons filed into the Core Club in Midtown to attend Paul Chester's Children Hope Foundation's Fourth Annual Benefit. The five-year-old organization, which provides medical aid to youth in developing countries, was founded by Dr. Bill Chester to commemorate the life of his son Paul. TV journalist Rita Crosby hosted the casino gala, raising money for the organization's recent efforts in Kenya and Colombia.  Guests, including Nastassja O'Bradaigh, had the opportunity to win auction prizes such as a private tour of the Museum of Modern Art, a Hermes scarf, and one week in a $3 million beach-front house in Hilton Head, SC.

Alexandra Bessler, Amanda Race, Coulisse Bialic-Murphy, Jessica Holcombe

Nastassja O'Bradaigh, Grant Quasha, Lacary Sharpe

Rita Crosby, Dr. Claudia Komaromy

Gabriel Partridge, Agnes Koczo, Roxy Kuzmak, Alvin Valley

Dr. Bill Chester, Brittany Dye, Stephen Dye, Virginia Shiuk, Courtney Youngblut

Vanessa Nutter, Jessica Holcombe, Atmosphere