OLD WESTBURY, NY — A capacity crowd filled the tent at Old Westbury Gardens to preview the Fall 2013 collection of American designer Michael Kors and support the 21st Annual Partners Council for Women’s Health of the North Shore-LIJ Health system.
Americana Manhasset sponsored the event, which raised more than $475,000 for the Katz Women’s Hospitals at LIJ Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital and Katz Institute for Women’s Health.
Host Rosanna Scotto, co-anchor of WNYW-TV FOX 5’s Good Day New York, and Stacey Rosen, MD, Vice President of Women's Health, described the importance of the Katz Institute kiwh.northshorelij.com to the packed house. They explained to the 565 guests why women’s health is different and the need to care for the women in our lives.
Introducing a video capturing the stories of female patients treated at the health system, the pair reflected on the exceptional team of doctors who specialize in women’s healthcare and who are passionately dedicated to giving women of all ages the tools, information and support they need to make the healthiest choices in every area of their lives.
The runway models showcased the fall fashion collection of Michael Kors. Accentuated by vibrant oranges, animal accents, cool blues and graphic prints, the show featured styles for both daytime and evening. The Michael Kors fashions were complemented by the effortless makeup and sleek hair styles provided by nuBest salon and spa in Manhasset. All guests were treated to cosmetic bags courtesy of nuBest, along with a gift certificate to the Michael Kors shop at Americana Manhasset.
Ms. Scotto told the crowd that her success was due in large part to the women in her life. She said that had it not been for her sister, mother, aunts and grandmothers, who served as the foundation of the Scotto family, she wouldn’t know where she would be.
“The Scotto women are the lynchpins of my family,” Ms. Scotto said. “I understand the importance of taking care of a woman’s health and recognize the need to support the work being done at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at North Shore-LIJ.”
All the money raised will help North Shore-LIJ in its continued effort to transform women’s health services throughout the region. The Katz Women’s Hospitals, along with the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, are continuing to grow and serve as a valuable resource for women and their families.
Partners Council for Women’s Health of the North Shore-LIJ Health System has raised more than $6.5 million over the last 20 years to help buy important equipment, fund critical research projects and build programs for the betterment of the women in and around our community.
About North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation
The North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation’s mission is to serve the best interest of the community at-large and the Health System by providing the inspiration, opportunity and meaningful direction for donors, patients and leaders to link their vision, dreams and philanthropic support with our most worthy causes from the underserved and uninsured to the latest frontiers in medical technology and research.
For more information, visit support.northshorelij.com.