Light Up A Life, Halloween Carnival Raises Record-Breaking Amount To Help Children’s Care Services


On Saturday 20 October, more than 1,000 guests attended the 29th annual Light Up A Life Halloween carnival at Chelsea Piers presented by the New York – Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical Centre. Hundreds of children and families joined hospital clinicians and leadership dressed up in Halloween costumes.

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Field House at Chelsea Piers hosted the event which was exclusively sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue. This year a record-breaking $500,000 was raised benefitting paediatric patient care programmes including; Child Live Services, a program that helps alleviate children’s fears surrounding the hospital experience, The Paediatric Emergency Department, The Family Advisory Council, a group of dedicated family members of paediatric patients who are committed to working with hospital staff to provide family-centred care and Paediatric Fellowship.   

The event featured games and activities including soccer drills with members from New York City Football Club.

The founder of Light Up A Life, Kathleen Burns, was joined at the event by her event co-chairs and by Saks Fifth Avenue executives Tracy Margolies, Emily Essner and John Antonini. Also, in attendance were Candice and Brandon Miller, Travis Acquavella and Arielle Charnas.

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