Mary Darling, Billy Bush,
Leslie Coleman and Leslie Heaney
Mark and Carter Bitter with Wiggie,
Avery and Stuyvie Coleman
Jennifer and Lowell Creel
Rand Araskog, Kathy and
Andrew Thomas with Sophia
SOCIETY OF MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING
President’s Cousin Helps Raise
Funds For Pediatric Department
Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Cutty McGill
HE Bunny Hop lived up to the promise of the kick off party thrown by its sponsor Scalamandre, which you read about here last month. It was held at the wonderful FAO Schwarz toy emporium on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Billy Bush and his wife Sydney, who were there their two daughters Mary, 2, and Josie, 4, served as the honorary chairmen. Billy is President Bush's cousin and host of NBC’s new show, Let’s Make A Deal.
The Associates Committee of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s three chairmen, Leslie Heaney, Mary Darling and Leslie Coleman were thrilled to report that the event raised over $250,000 for their Department of Pediatrics.
There were 1,000 guests, including Mort Zuckerman with his daughter Abigail; Michael Darling with Annabelle and James; Andrew Heaney; Kevin Coleman with Stuyvie and Avery; Eugenie Niven; R. Couri Hay; Courtney Arnot with Hayden; Mark and Wiggie Bitter with their daughters Carter and Anna.
Also Debbie and Serena Bancroft; Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos with Sophia, Peter and Nicholas; Nicole Miller with Palmer; Rand Araskog; Melanie Seymour Holland; Jennifer and Lowell Creel; Kathy and Andrew Thomas with Sophia; Ruth Gruelle; and Kevin and Madeline McLaughlin.
Raggedy Ann and Andy were Grand Marshals and adding to the fun, were Michelle Tolson and Sarah Colon from the Radio City Rockettes, Magic Al, Lea Golde, Kevin Kruger, and Mikey Mike.
Party Box provided fun foods for the kids, cookies to decorate, as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for the adults. The evening was seamlessly put together by the Society’s hard working staff, especially Nicole Micco, Barbara McLaughlin and Evie Brown.