On June 1, 2022, Mass General for Children (MGfC) hosted a lively cocktail party at the Boston Harbor Hotel to kick-off the 23rd season of its signature fundraiser, Storybook Ball. In the beautiful water-side terrace, co-chairs Fiona and James Benenson and Rachel and Bill Motley announced this year’s fundraising focus: Newborn Medicine. Cassandra Kelleher, MD, Surgical Director, Fetal Care Program and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Emily Herzberg, MD, Assistant in Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Medicine, shared poignant stories with guests, showing how MGfC provides individualized care for new mothers and their families before, during, and after childbirth.
Storybook Ball will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Saturday, October 1st in the theme of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, the bestselling children’s book where letters of the alphabet work together to climb a tree, with no shortage of bumps and bruises along the way. This highly anticipated black-tie event is designed by longtime partner Rafanelli Events and raises funds for the important research initiatives and vital patient care service programs at MGfC. Proceeds from Storybook Ball over the past decade have allowed MGfC to provide extraordinary care to its 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. Visit storybookballboston.org to learn more.