Jill and Sadie Kargman and
CoCo Kopelman

Bunny Hop Raises Funds
For Centerís Teen Room

Story: Roger Webster
Photos: Cutty McGill

HE American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue was the venue for the associates committee of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centerís Thirteenth Annual Bunny Hop.

The wonderful event raised a whopping $258,000 to be used to complete the Teen Room in the newly renovated department of pediatrics, where teenagers listen to music, watch movies and use computers to do their homework, just like teens everywhere.

The evening was sponsored by Scalamandre, the luxury fabric house that was represented at the party by owners Wiggie and Mark Bitter and their daughters Carter and Collie.

The Bunny Hopís hard working chairmen were Leslie Coleman, there with her husband Kevin and sons Stuyvie and Avery, Mary Darling with her husband Michael and children Annabelle and James, and Leslie Heaney with her husband Andrew.

It was a family affair all the way. The Societyís president CoCo Kopelman was with her daughter Jill Kargman and granddaughter Sadie; Rand and Jessie Araskog with their family: Sophia, Andrew, and Kathy Thomas; Mort Zuckerman with daughter Abigail; Robert Watman with daughter Carley, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos with her son Peter; Kevin McLaughlin with his pretty little Madeline, Ted Kruckel with his niece, and Eva Dillon with daughter Lily.

Amy Fine Collins and Laura

Also having a blast with their children were Tory Burch, Amy Fine Collins, Jennifer Creel, Stephanie and Roger Griswold, Alexis Waller and Rachel Hovnanian.

There were 450 adults and 450 children, enjoying the gorgeous floral decorations donated by DeJaun Stroud as well as face painters, sweets from Dylanís Candy Bar, delicious hors d'oeuvres and hot dogs.

Many bid at the silent auction for items including a Le Supreme day of beauty at Frederic Fekkai and a private birthday party at the American Girl Place.

To add sparkle, there were characters and performers including Lea Marie, Kevin Kruger Party Kidz, Magic Al, Mikey Mike Entertainment, the Berenstein Bears, and the Radio City Rockettes.

And more guests: Hilary Dick, Sallie and Mark Giordano, Eugenie Niven, Debbie and Serena Bancroft, Jeffrey Hirsch, Melanie Seymour Holland, Webb Egerton-Warburton, Lauren Short, Chappy Morris and Christina Vita-Coleman.

Give the Societyís Nicole Micco, Barbara McLaughlin, Evie Brown, Eliza Nordeman, Renee Cutting and their huge team of volunteers a bunny hug and a huge hip hip hooray!

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