Over $2.7 Million Pledged for Lung Cancer Research by New York Real Estate and Construction Industry

DECEMBER 06, 2011



Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital to 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 for National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, in connection with the 43rd annual  “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance  to beheld on December 10.  The event honors Marc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp.

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

Leadership for the event reflects the broad support that National Jewish Health has received for decades from the New York real estate community. Dinner chairmen for the event 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 is Mort Holliday. Co-chairs for the event are Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, Inc; Leonard Boxer, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP; Marty Cohen, Cohen & Steers; Thomas Flexner, Citigroup; James Kuhn, NewmarkKnight Frank; Charles Kushner, The Kushner Companies; Jared Kushner, The New York Observer; Jonathan Mechanic, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP; Lee Neibart, AREA Property 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 real estate and construction industries come together to raise significant dollars needed to help National Jewish Health fulfill its mission.  It’s both gratifying and humbling to see the way my friends in the industry and my colleagues have stepped forward to ensure that this event will be so successful once again.”

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

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 in Denver, Colorado,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.


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