Events & Happenings

R Baby to be Honored by Mount Sinai Hospital
Circle of Life Annual Gala
Sunday, March 1, 2015, SD26,19 East 26th Street, New York City

2015 Circle of Life GalaR Baby will be honored on March 1, 2015 at The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine’s Circle of Life Annual Gala for our novel pediatric training programs and our commitment to improving pediatric emergency medicine. The event will be held at restaurateur Tony May’s SD26 and a Michelin Star Chef will be flown in from Italy for the event. The gala will support building a new pediatric resuscitation room.

To join us at the event please contact for more information.

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Congratulations to R Baby’s 2014 TCS NYC Marathon Team!

Congratulations to R Baby’s 2014 TCS NYC Marathon Team!!  Thank you to Stacy Bernstein, Joshua Fiske, Meg Ray, Ashley Blanchard, Passa Chattra, Lori and John Conforti and Helene Korn who completed the TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014.  Together, these amazing runners raised almost $30,000 to help save babies¹ lives!  We are so grateful for the time, passion and energy they devoted over many months to make this our largest and most successful team yet!

We are already building our 2015 team and spaces fill quickly.  If you are
interested in being part of the 2015 team, please contact for more information.

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Why They Ran…

“I'm a pediatric resident in my second year of training, and have committed my life to the health and well being of children. R Baby's mission so beautifully aligns with my own feelings about caring for kids, and I'm so excited to represent the foundation in the NYC marathon.” — Meg Ray

"R Baby is a wonderful foundation raising money to make important and necessary changes in emergency pediatric care. We couldn't be more proud to run in the NYC Marathon for R Baby and help spread the word about this charity. When we cross that finish line, we will be thinking about the countless families that will benefit from R Baby!" — Lori and John Conforti

“I am honored to run for R Baby at this years NYC marathon. Running the NYC marathon has always been something that I want to do, and running to raise money and awareness for R Baby has made the experience all the better. R Baby is doing an amazing job making sure our ERs are prepared for our children when they need care. Children are not just "little adults" and they need care delivered by ERs docs and nurses that are trained in taking care of kids. I am so glad to support this charity.” — Josh Fiske

“My business is saving children's lives. As a pediatrician, there is nothing more important than improving the quality of care of our children in the emergency room through education, training, and state of the art equipment. It is my honor and my pleasure to run the marathon on behalf of R baby foundation”. 
-Stacy Berstein

“I am running for R Baby Foundation because I never want another parent to feel helpless in an emergency room with their baby.” — Passa Chattra

3rd Annual Maryland Tennis Tournament:
Serving to Save Babies’ Lives 2014

2014 R Baby New York Tennis EventOn August 2nd and 3rd our Maryland Chapter held their 3rd Annual Tennis Tournament. MD Tennis Chair Lisa Asher led an event with more than
 30 of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s best players in attendance with more than 100 participants raising more than $50,000! Thank you to Lisa for all of her hard work to make this event such a wonderful success and her continued commitment to saving babies’ lives!

Winners for the event were: Brendan Kincaid and Alexander Centanari who ultimately triumphed over finalists David Emery and Chris Chiu. Alexander has qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open!

Champion Sponsors included The CW Baltimore, SBW law, (Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.) Nancy Fleming and Henry and Brenda Belsky.
Court Sponsors included Strata Financial Services, UAW Local 239, EMJAY, Mark Ely in honor of Joseph Ely, Akman & Associates, The Law Offices of Joseph Lyons and Morgan Stanley.

Team Sponsors were Peter’s Pub, Asher & Simons PA, PSA, Kim & Chris Alley, Lester Belsky, Judy & Joel Berman, Estep Funeral Home, Greenbaum Family Foundation, Gunpowder Bison and Sally Geif Palmbaum. To view all of our gener- ous sponsors, please visit our website.

Special thanks to Hillendale Country Club for hosting the event, Matt Bilger, Director of Tennis, HCC, for coordinating all of the Tennis Pros and activities, and Wilson for providing balls and prizes. Thanks to Joanna Lewis, Committee Chair, and all volunteers for making the event seamless. Thank you to Brenda and Henry Belsky, R Baby Maryland Chapter co-chairs, who also work tirelessly to make this annual event such a success.

4th Annual New York Tennis Tournament:
Serving To Saving Babies' Lives

2014 R Baby New York Tennis EventOn May 17, 2014, NY Tennis Chair Jason Pinsky hosted the 4th Annual New York Tennis Tournament: Serving To Saving Babies' Lives. Players arrived at Stadium Tennis Center in the Bronx, NY by 7:30am to warm-up and participate in a lively Calcutta Auction where more than $200,000 was raised. The event raised $250,000 overall towards preparedness for pediatric emergencies at hospitals in the local area.

24 doubles teams participated in this competitive tournament featuring top players including James Blake, who was ranked #4 in the world (ATP), and Jared Palmer, formerly ranked #1 in the world in doubles (ATP). Among the players were top business leaders in the tri-state area including Bill Ackman of Pershing Square, Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital, Jon Bader of Halcyon and Bruce Richards of Marathon. They were joined by additional business leaders and world-ranked players, all of whom made the event a tremendous success.

Dr. Greg Shure provided mid-match stretching sessions and participants were able to experience a Simulation mannequin, provided by Laerdal, and speak with Dr. Sandeep Gangadharan of LIJ Hospital to see first hand how donations impact pediatric emergency training in the local area.  Dr. Gangadharan is part of the Sim-Mobile program led by Yale School of Medicine.

Congratulations to tournament winners Steve Bass and Larry Penn, who ultimately triumphed in the finals against Jeremy Mindich and Adrien Contreras.

Thank you to our generous sponsors Pablo Salame and Wexford and our partners Wild Garden, ZICO, Madison Square Wellness, Mamma Chia, Hungershield and PRrevolution.

A special thank you to Jason Pinsky who has chaired the New York Tennis Tournament for four years.  The event continues to be more enjoyable and successful each year.  In the four years since Jason first began this annual and highly anticipated event, he has helped to raise $700,000 for pediatric emergency care throughout the New York area. 

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R Baby has Officially Launched Our New
‘Kids Help R Baby’ Program!

Sunday, January 12, 2013 | Soul Cycle, Short Hills, New Jersey

We are honored that Sydney Rosenbaum recently chose R Baby for her Mitzvah project. Sydney did it all on her own and raised thousands of dollars and garnered great press coverage to help share our important mission with even more parents. We are also thrilled that both Bryce Gelman and Jacob Werner have chosen R Baby for their Mitzvah projects as well.

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If you know a child who would like to participate, please contact Katie at to start today!

R Baby’s Sim-Mobile Goes International!
R Baby's Sim-Mobile Goes InternationalThrough funds raised in the Cayman and Jamaican Islands through GAIM, R Baby’s Sim-Mobile facilitated a group of Pediatric Emergency Medicine doctors, nurses and paramedics from across the US to conduct the Cayman Islands Pediatric Emergency Simulation Course May 14-17, 2013.

Led by Dr. Marc Auerbach of Yale University, the course was developed to meet the specific needs of the locale with dangerous, rare cases that require life saving interventions such as drowning, poisonings, and trauma. Simulating these incidents in a no risk setting provides invaluable experience these doctors would otherwise not have.

Over 72 medical participants from Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Jamaica gathered to collaborate and experience multi-fidelity pediatric simulation with over 25 simulation scenarios conducted over the two-day course. The goal was for the nurse and physician providers to recognize, treat, and manage a variety of pediatric emergencies in a safe but realistic setting. In addition, a website has been created to continue a bidirectional relationship between the Caymans and Jamaica and R Baby to address ongoing pediatric education needs. The course received national press on the radio and the newspaper in the Caymans.
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May 20, 2013
Smart dummies aid medical training

2013 New York Tennis Tournament
2013 New York Tennis TournamentOn Saturday, May 11, 2013, R Baby held our 3rd Annual New York Tennis Tournament. NY Tennis Chair Jason Pinsky grew the 2013 New York event to include a record number of sponsors with an increase in the number of teams and participants!  Players arrived in the Bronx at 7 am to begin warm-ups and to participate in a lively Calcutta auction where more than $228,000 was raised with $300,000 raised at the event overall.  Once play began, players were treated to between match stretching sessions donated by Dr. Greg Shure of Madison Square Wellness and participants were given T-shirts and hats generously provided by Solfire. R Baby towels were donated for both events by Its Personal by Ali.

Competition was fierce and included some of the top players and business leaders in the area including Bill Ackman of Pershing Square, Pablo Salame of Goldman Sachs, Philippe Laffont of Coatue, Anthony Malkin of Malkin Properties, Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital, John Bader of Halcyon and R Baby Executive Board Member Bruce Richards of Marathon Asset Management. James Wasserman and Vasko Mladenov ultimately triumphed in the finals against Larry Penn and Steve Bass. Top sponsors for the event included Bloomberg, Reed Smith, Citco, Houlihan Lokey, Coatue and Northpoint.  There were many additional generous top business leaders and pros that contributed to the great success of this event.

Additional sponsors included: UBS, Ernst & Young, Pine Brook, American Business, Jeffrey Appel, Anthony Edward Malkin, American Business, O-Diesel Fitness Studio, Holbird Sports and Its Personal by Ali.

Thank you to Jason Pinsky for all of his work to make this event such a tremendous success!
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2013 Maryland Tennis Tournament
2013 Maryland Tennis TournamentOn May 4th & 5th our Maryland Chapter held our 2nd Annual Tennis Tournament. MD Tennis Chair Lisa Asher led an event with more than 100 participants raising more than $50,000, growing the event to new heights.  Winners for the event were: Alex Seleznez and Frederick Skoglund  and finalists were Jamie Peterson and Brendan Lynch.

Champion Sponsors included The CW Baltimore, SBW law, (Schlachman Belsky & Weiner, P.A.) and Henry and Brenda Belsky. 

Court Sponsors included Strata Financial Services, Special Care Foundation, Akman & Associates, The Law Offices of Joseph Lyons, Stevan and Kathy Weinberg.

Team Sponsors were Cybercore Technologies, University of Maryland Children's Hospital, Asher & Simons, Jads International, UAW Local 239, Anthony & Dorie Polakoff, Judy and Joel Berman, Lester Belsky, Mohammid Al-Ibrahim & Sally Rixey, Estep Funeral Home, Bonsai Fine Arts, Fred Frank Bail Bonds, Kim & Cris Alley, Mark Ely in Memory of Joseph Ely.

Caring Sponsors were Scheinker Investment Partners, Endeavor Title Company, Camp Winadu, Crimpco, Network Management, Henslee Conway, Baltimore Bicycle Works, Michael & Janet Scherr, Benjamin Krosin, David Freishtat, Sally Greif Palmbaum, Law Offices of David Ellin, Tidewater Property Management, The Center for Forensic Economic Studies Ltd., Fraternal Order of Police Baltimore City Lodge #3.

Special thanks to Hillendale Country Club for hosting the event and Matt Bilger, Director of Tennis, HCC, for coordinating all of the Tennis Pros and Activities and Wilson for providing balls and prizes.

Thank you to Lisa Asher for all of her hard work to make this event such a wonderful success!

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2013 R Baby Hero Award: Marcel Herbst
R Baby Hero AwardHonoring Inspiring and Dedicated Volunteers Helping Us Save Babies' Lives
We are proud to announce that Marcel Herbst, R Baby Board Member for five years and a passionate volunteer and advocate for the Foundation, is R Baby’s 2013 recipient of the annual Hero award. Learn about Marcel's invaluable contribution to R baby foundation »

2013 R Baby 1stMEDICAL Hero Award:
Dr. Marc Auerbach & Dr. David Kessler

R Baby Hero Award
Our first R Baby Medical Hero Award will go to a young team of doctors that has been helping us since the very first year and who continue to work extremely hard and tirelessly above and beyond what our funding has been. Learn about MarC and David's invaluable contribution to R baby foundation »

R Baby Honored at Goryeb Children's Hospital
10th Anniversary

Goryeb Children's Hospital 10th AnniversaryOn October 25th, 2012 Goryeb Children’s Hospital celebrated their 10th Anniversary Gala in Whippany, New Jersey. The event featured Guest Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani and highlighted their many accomplish- ments during their 10 years of excellence in treating children throughout
New Jersey.

R Baby was proud to be honored at the event for our 5-year partnership with Goryeb and the life-saving programs we fund including our top ten best practices to improve hospital and family communication shared with hospitals throughout New Jersey and nationally as well through conferences.

Zimmet Healthcare Event Donates to R Baby
Zimmet Healthcare EventThank you to Marc Zimmet and Zimmet Healthcare Services Group for inviting R Baby to Atlantic City to receive a $10,000 donation. Zimmet Healthcare works with geriatric patients and Marc’s understanding of vulnerable populations runs deep. His generosity to R Baby brings his care of our fellow citizens to the full circle of life from newborns to the elderly. We are deeply touched and honored by his commitment to our cause.

R Baby Publication on Pediatric
Simulation Education Wins Award!

A recent article on skills education research supported by R Baby was selected by The Society for Simulation in Healthcare as one of the best articles for 2011-2012 and will be presented at their 2013 International Meeting.

Congratulations to 2013 R Baby Medical Hero Award winners Dr. Marc Auerbach and Dr. David Kessler!

R Baby Honored by Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley Gifts for Good CalendarWe are excited to announce that R Baby has been selected for Morgan Stanley’s 2013 Gifts for Good Calendar. Each year, a select number of impactful non-profits are selected from hundreds of nominations and are featured in the calendar shared with clients and the public and distributed to 14,000 advisors at the firm. In addition, a flipbook link has been shared with all 26,000 branch employees and the same announcement will be shared with all non-branch employees. 200 of the calendars were also included in gift bags for their recent Go Red event.

Organizations are selected that are both geographically and mission diverse, are solving problems in unique ways, and are working to make their local communities, the nation and the world a better place. We are honored to have been chosen for this amazing opportunity and we thank Lee Nesser for nominating R Baby as well as for his passion, kindness and drive.

Mother's Day Run/Walk 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010 | 8:00am-11:30am | Central Park, NYC
We are thrilled that so many of you came out to support us. Over 9,000 people participated and together, we raised over $550,000. Donations are still coming in. It was an amazing day, especially seeing all the families who came out to support R Baby on their holiday for a worthwhile cause.
Run/Walk 2010
Run/Walk 2010
Run/Walk 2010
Run/Walk 2010
Photos by Bird's Nest Productions

The Rhiannon Necklaces for a Cause
The Colorado Chapter was started in honor of Rhiannon McMurray who lost her life at only 9 days old to an undetected virus. Shi's Jewelry Box is proud to offer a new necklace set, "The Rhiannon" — nearly 70% of proceeds goes to R Baby. LEARN MORE »