New York Bid for the Kids








We are pleased to announce that our 6th Annual New York Bid for the Kids event will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York.

6:15 – Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:45 – Dinner & Live Auction

Please join us for an evening of celebration filled with entertainment and an extensive silent and live auction in an effort to raise necessary funds for pediatric cancer research.

It is with great pleasure to announce Mark Abrams & Beverly Deak as this year’s Dream Big Awards Recipients
In 2000, Mark and Beverly’s 16 year old daughter, Heather, was diagnosed with relapsed Hodgkin’s disease. Heather’s original oncologist insisted that she be seen by Dr. Cairo, and after their first meeting they knew that “this was the guy for us.” Treatment started two days later. By summer 2001 Heather’s treatment was complete and was given a good prognosis. She was even well enough to speak at the California Bid for the Kids that November. She returned to finish high school on time and go off to the University of Vermont. Life was getting back on track.

Today, Heather is 33 and finishing her fourth year at veterinary school at LSU. Heather’s knowledge and skill are only surpassed by her compassion and understanding for animals and their owners. As Mark notes, “These attributes and her very existence can be traced back to Dr. Mitch Cairo and his team, who are the real heroes and who should be honored.”
We are grateful for Mark and Beverly’s longstanding commitment and support of PCRF through the years and look forward to honoring them at this year’s event.

All proceeds from the evening will support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Laboratory directed by Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D. at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College.


We ask you to consider how you or your organization might partner with us for this year’s event with the gift of sponsorship or donation to our silent and live auction.

sponsorship form           Auction Donation Form


our 2017 Sponsors

diamond sponsor

Ed and Charis Rosenblum

gold sponsor

The Cairo Family
The Capalbo Family
Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York
Len and Janet Mitchell
John & Brenda Fareri

Silver Sponsor

East Coast Food Distributors
Phoenix Realty Group
The Gersten Family

BRONZE Sponsor

The Gevertz Family
BNC Insurance Agency, Inc.
Andrew and Linda Brenner
Jeff and Leslie Blum
Westchester Medical Center
Bob and Susan Okin
Bill and Ann Van Ness
Creative Planners

2016 Bid for the Kids Photo Album

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