NYDG Foundation partnered with The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation and celebrity hosts Mick Jagger, L'Wren Scott, Rachel Weisz, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michelle Williams, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Helmut Lang, John Currin, Rachel Feinstein, Naomi Watts, Zac Posen, Christopher Niquet, Edie Falco, Margery & Ted Mayer, and EJ Camp to host a benefit and auction to raise funds for Haitians who suffered limb loss during the January 12th, 2010 earthquake.
The event, was held Thursday, May 6, 2010 at The Greenhouse, Scholastic, 557 Broadway, New York, NY, and featured a VIP reception, cocktail party and auction.
"I came back from Haiti believing that one of the most important things we can do is to provide the prosthetics and related services that people who were injured will need to function again," David Colbert, MD of the New York Dermatology Group (NYDG) said. "If each of us does one little thing, it can add up to a very big thing, so we are raising money for a prosthetics clinic in Port-au-Prince that we know will make a big difference."
The Rx Haiti auction featured a luxury Yachts of Seabourn cruise, guitars signed by Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards; dresses from designers Zac Posen, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez, Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein; jewelry from designers Fred Leighton and Diana Broussard; artwork from Elizabeth Peyton, Shaun Dulaney, Luca Pizzaroni, Tauba Auerbach, Huma Bhabha, Jules de Balincourt, Jason Fox, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heilmann, Jacob Kassay, Louise Lawler, Chris Martin, Dave Muller, Wangechi Mutu, Stephen Shore, James Siena, Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli, Kelley Walker, Jill Moser, David Benainous, Andrea Tess; photographs from Annie Leibovitz, EJ Camp, Sante D'Orazio, Jim Marshall, Roberto Dutesco, Al Satterwhite.
The foundation sought to create a clinic, and sufficient funds were raised to do this. The foundation sought to raise critical awareness for the issue, and thanks to The New York Times, The Daily News, The Huffington Post, and NY1, we were able to do this. The foundation sought to help Haitians in need, find the help they needed. We are enormously proud that we were able to help mobilize hundreds of Haitians, in their work, and in their lives.
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