65+ restaurants in Westchester, Hudson Valley, NYC & Connecticut
to raise money for medically complex kids
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blythedale Children’s Hospital, New York’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital and one of only 14 pediatric specialty hospitals in the U.S, announces the 2nd Annual Dine Out For Blythedale Children’s Hospital fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
The full-day event is comprised of 65+ participating restaurants from Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, and Ulster counties, New York City as well as parts of Connecticut. Each restaurant will donate a portion of their proceeds to support the care and treatment of Blythedale’s medically complex children in the “Tiny Miracles Program”, which serves the Hospital’s smallest and most fragile babies.
“It’s a pleasure to once again lead this special event as we raise critical funds for the care and treatment of medically fragile infants,” said Dine Out Chair Waldy Malouf, senior director of Culinary Institute of America. “Grab a reservation and become a part of the Blythedale Difference.”
“As one of twelve kids, I always felt fortunate that we were born without any major health challenges, “said Dine Out Co-Chair Peter X. Kelly of The Xaviar’s Restaurant Group. “But for families who do need help caring for their medically fragile children, Blythedale is the place to be. That’s why I’m supporting their profound work and asking everyone to join me for Dine Out for Blythedale Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, October 22, and support this noble cause. Let’s make the lives of families and patients just a little bit better, together.”
“For the second straight year, restaurants from across the region and beyond, are stepping up,” said Robert R. Lane, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer of Blythedale Children’s Hospital. “With something as simple as going out to eat with family and friends on Tuesday, October 22, you can help a great cause and change the lives of medically complex kids.”
“More than 60% of our patients are under the age of three and many come to us from the neonatal intensive care units from the New York metropolitan region,” said Larry Levine, President and CEO of Blythedale Children’s Hospital. “The proceeds from ‘Dine Out’ will help this important inpatient program continue to grow and flourish.”
To donate, click here or text “dineout” to “52182”. For more information, contact Toni Marie Favata, Blythedale’s Special Events Coordinator, at (914)831-2454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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