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Over $2.7 Million Pledged for Lung Cancer Research by New York Real Estate andConstruction Industry Leaders

Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospitalto Benefit from Extraordinary Fundraising for December 10 Event

 

A“Who’s Who” of New York Cityreal estate and construction leaders has raised $2.7 million to date forNational Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, in connectionwith the 43rd annual  “AWinter’s Evening” Dinner Dance  to beheld on December 10.  The event honorsMarc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp.

Donationsraised for “A Winter’s Evening” will support the Holliday Memorial Fund forLung Cancer Research at National Jewish Health. The fund provides care for lungcancer patients and supports lung cancer research.

Leadershipfor the event reflects the broad support that National Jewish Health hasreceived for decades from the New York real estate community. Dinner chairmen for theevent are Stephen L. Green, Founder of SL Green Realty Corp., and Andrew W.Mathias, President of SL Green Realty Corp. Honorary chairman for the event isMort Holliday. Co-chairs for the event are Larry Silverstein, SilversteinProperties, Inc; Leonard Boxer, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP; MartyCohen, Cohen & Steers; Thomas Flexner, Citigroup; James Kuhn, NewmarkKnight Frank; Charles Kushner, The Kushner Companies; Jared Kushner, The New York Observer; JonathanMechanic, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP; Lee Neibart, AREAProperty Partners; Peter Riguardi, Jones Lang LaSalle; Stephen Siegel, CBRichard Ellis; and Norman Sturner, Murray Hill Properties, LLC.

Instrumentalto the early success of the dinner were the efforts of the “Green Team” of SLGreen employees. The Green Team includes John Barnes, Matt DiLiberto, SteveDurels, Neil Kessner, Andy Levine, Jim Mead, Ed Piccinich, David Schonbraun,Dania Vera and Isaac Zion.

Marc Holiday commented, “Each year the realestate and construction industries come together to raise significant dollarsneeded to help National Jewish Health fulfill its mission.  It’s both gratifying and humbling to see theway my friends in the industry and my colleagues have stepped forward to ensurethat this event will be so successful once again.”

Formore information about the Real Estate and Construction Industries’ Dinner Danceon December 10, contact Jim Young at 212.297.0857 or youngj@njhealth.org.

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



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