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November 6, 2013
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New York Methodist Hospital's Annual Red Stocking Soirée to Benefit Uninsured and Underinsured Brooklyn Residents

BROOKLYN, New York: New York Methodist Hospital's (NYM) annual Red Stocking Soirée fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion, 506 Sixth Street in Brooklyn.

Red Stocking is the oldest holiday fundraising drive in the country. The tradition dates back to 1925 when Brooklyn Sunday school children and church groups generously filled Christmas stocking-shaped cardboard folders with coins to benefit NYM, their community hospital. The Red Stocking icon continues to be a great source of pride and inspiration for New York Methodist Hospital, and all are welcome to join staff, friends and neighbors for a festive evening to raise money to help provide charity medical care for those who are uninsured or underinsured in Brooklyn.

The Red Stocking Soirée will feature culinary delights, fine wines and beverages from some of Brooklyn's best restaurants and food vendors. Participants include Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Backyard, Benchmark, Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Elberta Restaurant & Bar, Faros Restaurant, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Fort Reno, Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn, L'Albero Dei Gelati, Le Pain Quotidien, Michael and Ping's, Okeanos, Owl's Brew, Pull Brewing Co., Rice Thai Kitchen, Samuel Adams Beers and Zito's Sandwich Shoppe. The Red Stocking Soirée also features a culinary inspired raffle and silent auction of unique gifts and experiences, including dining gift certificates and cooking classes.

Tickets to the Red Stocking Soirée are $100 at the "Friend" level, and $150 at the "Brooklyn Patron" level, which includes recognition in the Soiree's event program, as well as a Brooklyn Gourmet goody bag for the first 50 ticket holders. All Red Stocking Soirée tickets are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and can be purchased online at 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 SurgeryDiabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders, Digestive and Liver 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.

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NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation's most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and clinical innovation. NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine's Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York that deliver high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital's ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia. NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients. For more information, visit and find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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