Events & Happenings
4th Annual New York Tennis Tournament:
Serving To Saving Babies' Lives
On 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.
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.
R Baby’s Sim-Mobile Goes International!
Through 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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2013 New York Tennis Tournament
On 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
On 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!
2013 R Baby Hero Award: Marcel Herbst
Honoring 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
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
On 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
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
Thank 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
We 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.
Photos by Bird's Nest Productions
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 »
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car wash in September. A percentage of September carwash proceeds will be generously donated to R Baby for National Infant Mortality Awareness Month.
Thank you to owner Pete Rooney for his generous support of R Baby!
Skinfix, a highly effective, trusted skincare product and a generous supporter of our Benefit concert, is offering a special fall promotion for R Baby to celebrate their new partnership with Target! Visit their website and enter the code RBABY10 to receive a 10% discount! Additionally, a portion of sales will be donated to R Baby. But hurry, the offer expires October 8, 2014! Click here to sign up for the latest news & offers from Skinfix.
2014 Maryland Tennis Tournament
Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014
Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD
Over 30 of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s best players will be in attendance for a two-day Pro Doubles Invitational Tournament for your viewing pleasure, so don’t miss it! Spectators are welcome at all events and general admission tickets are available for non-participants.
R Baby Presents a Benefit Concert:
Rockin' to Save Babies' Lives
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 5:30-10:00pm
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City
Multi-Platinum Selling A Great Big World
Grammy Nominated Mary Lambert
Acoustic Performance & MC Ryan Star
With a Special Set from DJ Cassidy
Spring Kick-Off Kids' Tennis Clinic
Sunday, May 4, 2014 | Hillendale Country Club | 13700 Blenheim Rd, Phoenix, MD
This was an event for kids ages 6-15 at Hillendale Country Club in Blenheim Maryland for Sam’s Spring Kick-Off Kids' Tennis Clinic. The day included tennis clinics, games and items for sale to benefit R Baby. Players were treated to smoothies from Smoothie King! This was Samantha Asher's Mitzvah project for Kids Help R Baby.
Sydney's SoulCylce Mitzvah Spin
Sunday, January 12, 2014 | Soul Cycle, Short Hills, New Jersey
We are honored that Sydney Rosenbaum chose to do a Soul Cycle spin event in Short Hills, NJ for R Baby on January 12th, 2014 for her March 2014 Bat Mitzvah project.
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How to Navigate an Emergency
Room Visit with your Child
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Forestdale Inc.,
Forest Hills, New York
R Baby Foundation and Baby Buggy Foundation presented, “How to Navigate an Emergency Room Visit with your Child” on August 7th at Forestdale Inc. in Forest Hills, New York. The program was an innovative parent education workshop for parents in low-income and underserved communities on preparing for pediatric emergencies.
Dr. Audrey Paul from Mt. Sinai Hospital presented clinical scenarios designed to teach parents how to be effective health advocates for their children. A visit to the emergency department can be an overwhelming experience for a parent and their child. This workshop pointed out different resources available in the emergency department such as an interpreter, access to a child life specialist (to provide a broad range of support services for the child and family), and effective pain control. Participating parents learned how to ask about discharge planning, diagnoses and medications. Children who cannot speak for themselves need their parents' voices to help them through any kind of emergency or urgency.
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R Baby Foundation’s 2013
NYC Marathon Team
Sunday, November 3, 2013 | New York, New York
R Baby Foundation was proud to be selected as a Charity Partner for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, on November 3rd! Charity Runners,had the unique opportunity to participate in this epic event while fundraising to save babies’ lives across the country.
R Baby Workshop Presented at
Forestdale Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, September 28, 2013 | Queens, New York
On Saturday, September 28, 2013, R Baby Foundation, Baby Buggy Foundation and doctors from Mt. Sinai hospital held our 3rd parent education workshop, “How to Navigate an Emergency Room Visit with your Child”, at Forestdale, Inc. in Queens, New York. The workshop was integrated into Forestdale ‘s powerful and inspirational graduation ceremony for more than 75 fathers in their Fathering Initiative-Stepping-UP Program.
Speakers introduced the event by talking about the importance of fathers in the lives of children and celebrating the commitment of these fathers as important stewards in the lives of their children. Often, fathers face additional challenges in advocating for their children because of their concern over appearing too aggressive. Dr. Audrey Paul and her staff shared scenarios that provided fathers with tangible ways to provide advocacy for their children that promotes partnership with medical professionals. The fathers at the Forestdale event were engaging, passionate and inspiring.
R Baby continues to expand this important education and empowerment workshop to new communities and populations and will be presenting additional workshops to include in-home childcare providers in low-income areas. If you would like to suggest a workshop location, would like additional information or would like to support a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Third Annual Pediatric
Infectious Disease Symposium
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Mount Sinai Hospital
On May 22nd, R Baby held the 3rd Annual R Baby Pediatric Infectious Disease Symposium in NYC at Mount Sinai Hospital, led by Dr. Adam Vella. This important event was a one-day symposium taught by leaders in pediatric emergency medicine and infectious diseases providing the most current information in the field. It provided valuable learning opportunities for Emergency Department residents in an effort to improve care of pediatric patients throughout the country. Topics included Early Recognition of a Deadly Disease, The Rule Out Sepsis, Still a Moving Target, Febrile Neonates with Virus: Risk of Bacterial Disease and the New Frontier, Solutions where None has been before. More than 300 medical participants, who will treat more than 3000 babies annually, completed surveys at the end of the event showing that not only will they use the information from the event daily, they have an increased level of confidence and competence
The day concluded with the PEM Fellow simulation challenge providing an opportunity for 3 PEM Fellow teams to compete for the top spot in various mock emergency situations.
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2013 New York Tennis Tournament
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | USTA Tennis Center, Flushing, New York
This fun and challenging round-robin tournament was a beautiful day in NYC! All players and all levels were invited to participate! Last year’s tennis event helped
R Baby raise $100,000 and brought together some of the best tennis players in NYC.
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2013 Maryland Tennis Tournament
Saturday & Sunday, May 4-5, 2013 | Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland
Over 30 of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s best players were in attendance for a two-day Pro Doubles Invitational Tournament.
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2012 New York Tennis Tournament
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | USTA National Tennis Center, Home of the US Open | 9:00am-3:00pm
A fun and challenging round-robin tournament and beautiful day of tennis, lunch, beverages and a live Calcutta Auction at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens – home of the US Open! There is limited availability for this terrific event which last year, helped R Baby raise over $80,000 to help save babies’ lives.
Links for Life Golf Classic
Friday, May 11, 2012 | Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, CO | 12:00pm
The 3rd Annual R Baby Foundation Links for Life Golf Classic benefiting Children's Hospital Colorado!
R Baby’s 5-Star Food & Wine Gala
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | The Plaza, NYC | 6:00-10:00pm
A lively culinary experience pairing premium wines, an epicurean menu and the rare opportunity to mingle with world-reknown chefs from New York's finest restaurants: Aureole, Gramercy Tavern, David Burke Kitchen, The Four Seasons, Ai Fiori, and more.
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Cycle to Save Babies' Lives
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 4866 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda MD | 1:00pm
In celebration of R Baby's 5th Anniversary, a special event to stay active and cycle to save babies' lives!
2012 New York Tennis Tournament
Sunday, April 22, 2012 | USTA National Tennis Center, Home of the US Open | 9:00am-3:00pm
A fun and challenging round-robin tournament and enjoy a beautiful day of tennis, lunch, beverages and a live Calcutta Auction at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens – home of the US Open! All players and levels. There is waimited availability for this terrific event which last year, helped R Baby raise over $80,000 to help save babies’ lives.
2012 Maryland Tennis Tournament
Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Bare Hills Racquet & Fitness | 3:00- 7:00pm
A beautiful day of tennis, lunch and beverages at Bare Hills Racquet & Fitness in Baltimore, Maryland. The event featured top local tennis pros offering valuable instruction and tournament play; all players and levels are invited to participate! There was limited availability for this terrific event which supports R Baby’s mission to help save babies’ lives.
Fly to Save Babies’ Lives
Saturday, March 24, 2012 | 12:00pm
(11:45am check-in) | Flywheel Sports
A special event to stay active and spin to save babies’ lives. The event took place in Millburn, NJ and featured snacks, drinks, giveaways, a raffle and more.
R Baby’s Tennis Tournament:
Serving to Save Babies’ Lives
Saturday, June 25, 2011 | SPORTIME Randall’s Island
On June 25, 2011 the 1st Annual R Baby Foundation Tennis Tournament: Serving to Save Babies' Lives was held at Sportime Randall’s Island. Twenty teams participated in an exciting tournament which raised close to $80,000! Congratulations to our winners: Ron Marks and Todd Paul, and the runners up: Jeff Appel and Darrin Cohen!! Our winners receive part of the $11,000 pot raised during the exciting live Calcutta auction, and the remainder of the money raised will go towards R Baby’s mission of saving babies’ lives through improving pediatric emergency care. We really enjoyed meeting everyone - both players and spectators. There are so many wonderful charities out there, so we really appreciate you opening yourself up to a new cause that affects all of our families and future families. Contact Emily Neufield for more information
R Baby Links for Life Golf Classic
Friday, May 13, 2011 | The Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colorado
All proceeds went to support The Children's Hospital in Denver.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Symposium
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hatch Auditorium, 1468 Madison Avenue
GP, 2nd Floor, NYC
Jingle Ball 2010
Monday December 6, 2010 | 6:00-9:00pm
Covet, 137 East 55th Street, New York City
In support of R Baby Foundation.
Funniest Celebrity in Baltimore Contest
October 14, 2010 | 7:30-10:00pm | Baltimore, MD
To benefit the R Baby Foundation and the University of Maryland Hospital for Children.
Charity Mom's Night Out with Jenny from The Suburban Jungle Blog
Friday, May 21, 2010 | Aztig Urban Salon
1641 Bonaventure Boulevard, Weston, Florida | $30
A special Moms Night Out. We enjoyed paraffin hand treatments, flat or body hair ironing, fillament mascara, chair massage, spray tan skin test, and 20% off all products at Aztig Urban Salon! Exquisite Catering by Robert provided amazing apps and we received signed copies of See Mom Run. All profits from the $30 admission fee went to R Baby Foundation.
R Baby Links for Life Golf Classic
Friday, May 14, 2010 | The Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colorado
$125 per single golfer / $450 per foursome
We raised money to save babies' lives with The Children's Hospital.
An Evening with Lara Zibners, M.D.,
to Benefit R Baby Foundation
Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 6:15pm ET
Kidville, 163 E 84th St., NYC | $30 advance/$40 door
An evening with Lara Zibners, M.D., author of the book If Your Kid Eats this Book, Everything Will Still Be Okay: How to Know if Your Child's Injury or Illness is Really an Emergency. A portion of the proceeds benefit R Baby Foundation.
"Priorities, Passion and Community"
Webcast Live from New York
Friday, March 5, 2010 | 12:30pm ET
A round-table conversation to help save babies lives, we discussed Passions, Priorities and Community with R Baby Co-founder Phyllis Rabinowitz and the Mompreneurs of New York, and honored the work of R Baby Foundation.
Charity Night 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Casanova Restaurant, Grand Cayman
A night of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amongst peers, to help raise awareness and funds for R Baby Foundation and Hedge Funds Care. Proceeds raised from this evening will help save babies' lives through improved pediatric emergency care, and assist in the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Emergencies Educational Symposium
Wednesday December 9, 2009
Hatch Auditorium, New York City
The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine with a grant awarded by the R Baby Foundation hosted a full day of education for emergency physicians on Pediatric Infectious Emergencies. A stellar group of speakers who are recognized as experts in their fields presented updates on emergency presentations encountered by doctors in emergency departments every day.
Walk to Save Babies’ Lives
September 26, 2009 | Denver, CO
Thank you for those who supported our Walk to Save Babies' Lives — we raised close to $50,000 and will partner with The Denver Children's Hospital to improve pediatric emergency care.
R Baby Mother’s Day Run/Walk
in Central Park, NYC
May 10, 2009 | New York, NY
We are thrilled that so many of you came out to support us. Over 9,000 people participated and, together, we raised over $650,000.
It was an amazing day, especially seeing all the families who came out to support R Baby on their holiday for a worthwhile cause. A 6-year old racer said it best: "We want to help the babies grow old."
The Best Things in Life Come in Small Packages
On May 15, 2007, the foundation held its first major fundraising event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
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