Manhattan Event Raises $169,000 for National Jewish Health, Nation's #1 Respiratory Hospital

NEW YORK CITY-New York AIR Society Co-Chairmen Roger Silverstein (Silverstein Properties Inc.) and Benjamin Thrush (HUB International Northeast) announced that the April 22nd "The Sky's the Limit" cocktail event at Ilili Restaurant raised more than $169,000 to support the research, clinical and education programs at National Jewish Health in Denver.

NY Air SocietySponsors of the event were ABM Industries Incorporated, CB Richard Ellis, Inc, Quik Park, Stacey and Roger Silverstein, Linda and Earle Altman, Ambassador Construction Company, Inc. Kathy Chazen and Larry Miller, Kaback Enterprises, The Moinian Group, Schrimmer Design Group, LLC, Silverstein Properties, Bouley Restaurant, Constellation Wines U.S., Heavy Water, JetBlue Airways.

The New York AIR Society was founded in 1991 when New Yorkers who had been treated at National Jewish for asthma and allergies came together to form a young, influential group. The clinical treatment they received provided the inspiration from which the AIR Society sprang. The group has maintained its identity as an assembly of young professionals from a variety of industries in the New York Metro area. Over the past 17 years, the AIR Society has raised in excess of $2 million to fund research, patient care, and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

For more information about the New York AIR Society or National Jewish Health, contact Mattie Shepheard at ShepheardM@NJHealth.org or at 212-297-0857.

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