American pop rock band, One Republic recently headlined a private benefit concert at Old Westbury Gardens that raised a record $2.4 million to support research initiatives at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
“Philanthropy is huge and the supporters of this event are helping us to advance science and find new treatments, ultimately leading to patients living healthier lives,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System).
“The sustained support of our benefactors and philanthropists enables us to achieve our not-for-profit mission to produce knowledge to cure disease,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute, the research enterprise of Northwell Health.
For 20 years, Feinstein Institute researchers have made important discoveries in oncology, autoimmunity, neuroscience and genetics that translate into clinical advances. Over the last eleven years, this benefit concert has raised more than $14 million for research and has played an integral role in the Feinstein Institute’s discovery of a new field of medicine called bioelectronic medicine. The Feinstein Institute’s world leaders in medicine, technology, and neuroscience are transforming how disease and injury are treated by using the power of the nervous system combined with innovative technology to help the body heal itself—without drugs. They are working to discover life-changing and life-enhancing solutions, from stopping excess bleeding in the operating room and on the battlefield, to reversing paralysis and restoring mobility. A brief animation video explaining bioelectronic medicine can be seen here.
Chris Wragge, co-anchor at New York’s WCBS-TV, served as the event’s emcee and shared, “It was an honor to participate in this event, which has led to breakthrough treatments that are transforming the future of health care.”
For more information about current research at the Feinstein Institute, visit www.feinsteininstitute.org.
About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is the research arm of Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York. Home to 50 research laboratories and to clinical research throughout dozens of hospitals and outpatient facilities, the 2,000 researchers and staff of the Feinstein Institute are making breakthroughs in molecular medicine, genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity, and bioelectronic medicine – a new field of science that has the potential to revolutionize medicine. For more information about how we empower imagination and pioneer discovery, visit FeinsteinInstitute.org.