March 11, 2013

The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Bunny Hop to Benefit Pediatric Cancer

Before I started The Naptime Chef I worked at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I helped Society committees raise money for all of the departments at the hospital. One of the ways we raised money was by writing and selling a charitable cookbook. Park Avenue Potluck: Recipes from New York’s Savviest Hostesses, was published just before my daughter was born. I will always consider that my first cookbook project. I loved being in charge of managing its production and my first published recipe, Mom’s Mac & Cheese, is in it! I also did plenty of direct and event-based fundraising. One of my personal favorite fundraising events was the Bunny Hop. It is a benefit thrown each year by The Associates Committee at FAO Schwarz in mid-town Manhattan. All of the funds raised go toward Pediatrics. What a better way to raise money for kids than by throwing a party for kids?! Though I don’t work there anymore, last week I attended this year’s Bunny Hop, which was sponsored by Tiffany & Co., with my daughter and we had a blast. Here are some of the highlights:

The 2013 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Bunny Hop The kids all got their faces painted. My daughter started off with a sparkly rainbow on her forehead!

Sand Art The kids had a blast making sand art bracelets!

Tiffany & Co. and the Associates Committee host the The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 22nd Annual Bunny Hop Everyone had a blast running around on the piano. It reminded us of the movie Big.

Tiffany & Co. and the Associates Committee host the The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 22nd Annual Bunny Hop Tiffany & Co. and the Associates Committee host the The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 22nd Annual Bunny Hop The man on stilts was a HUGE hit. As you can see, the atmosphere was so festive and fun!