The first annual Great Brigham Playdate treated 500 guests to an evening of dancing, games, exciting prizes, delicious food and beverage, and plenty of surprises.
Hospital leaders kicked off the festivities with a special countdown led by Ron Walls, MD, executive vice president, and chief operating officer of the Brigham; Robert Barbieri, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology; Terrie E. Inder, MD, MBChB, chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine; and Melissa Weiner Janfaza, chair of the event and the Life.Giving.Breakthroughs.campaign.
Several members of the host committee, including Helen and Jay Makadia, Sarah and Jason Grodsky, Colette Finley and Justin Smith, Heather and Robert Morrissey, Lisa MacVarish Pizzi and Eric Pizzi, Melissa Weiner Janfaza, Megan and David Zug, Anya and Corey Thomas, Julie Bennett, Libby and Jeff Moore, and Jennifer and Mark Herman.
Event chair Melissa Weiner Janfaza with her parents, Stephen and Roberta Weiner, at The Great Brigham Playdate.
Eric Pizzi and Joseph Mosca took a giant pretzel for a spin on the dance floor.
Committee members Adam and Alana Franklin (center) enjoyed the 80svator with drinks courtesy of Polar Beverages with Jen Morris, Melanie Chiverton and Alyson Wells.
Karen and Rob Hale, Honorary Chairs and our Head of The Class Sponsors, took a photo at The Great Brigham Playdate.
Committee member Justin Smith, Katie Conway, and committee member Colette Finley play Pac-Man in the Play Like a Champion exhibit.
DJ Paul Brogna, whose son was a NICU patient, entertained the crowd.
| November 13, 2019 | Parties
The Great Brigham Playdate, a new signature event that raised $625,000 for the newborn and maternal medicine programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, drew more than 500 guests in October for an evening of dancing, games, and prizes at the Boston Children’s Museum.
Photography by: Tatiana Blanco