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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Media Relations
(718) 780-5367

New York Methodist Hospital’s Annual Charity “Soirée” Will Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

BROOKLYN, NY (November 14, 2012) – New York Methodist Hospital’s annual Red Stocking Soirée fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Carrington Pavilion Cafeteria, 506 Sixth Street, Brooklyn. Proceeds from this year's event will be directed to aiding Hospital employees who were most severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. All are welcome to join staff, friends and neighbors for a festive evening to raise funds for those who support our Hospital and are now in need.

This "Taste of Brooklyn" event will feature culinary delights, fine wines and beverages from Park Slope restaurants. Participants will include Anthony's on 4th, Backyard, Bevi Wine, Baluchi's, Benchmark, Caramello, Casa Ventura, Customized Kegs, Faros Restaurant, La Bagel Delight, Oak Beverages, Okeanos, Pinkberry, Piramide Mexican Restaurant, Pull Brewing Co., Zito's Sandwich Shoppe and NYM's Executive Chef. The event will also feature a silent auction of unique gifts and experiences such as VIP tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, tickets to The Rachael Ray Show, an in-home tasting with celebrity butcher Joshua Applestone, restaurant gift certificates and much more.

Red Stocking is the oldest holiday fundraising drive in the country, dating back to 1925 when Brooklyn schoolchildren and church groups were encouraged to fill Christmas stocking-shaped cardboard folders with coins to benefit their community hospital. The Red Stocking icon continues to be a great source of pride and inspiration for New York Methodist Hospital.

Tickets to the Red Stocking Soirée are $100 per person ($75 tax-deductible). Tickets can be purchased online at nym.org/2012redstocking or by calling NYM’s Development Department at 718-780-5343.


New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to about 40,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Otolaryngology, Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Healthy Aging; Neurosciences; Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Surgery and Women’s Health. New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.