Upcoming Events

2018 Fall Ball

Friday, October 19, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
New York City

The third annual Fall Ball will be held on October 19 at 583 Park Avenue. This special event will be 7th and 8th graders from NYC and metropolitan area schools. The evening will consist of dinner, dancing, a photo booth and more. Attire is jacket and tie and party dresses and tickets will be issued on a first come-first serve basis.

For more information, please call 212-223-0515 or email fallball@bonemarrow.org.

2018 TCS New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 4, 2018
New York City

NYRR Partner

Applications are currently being accepted from runners who would like to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of The Bone Marrow Foundation. Guaranteed entries are limited so submit your application as soon as possible.

Download our NYC Marathon Application

For more information about the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.

For questions about The Bone Marrow Foundation Team, please call 212-838-3029 or email development@bonemarrow.org.

2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Dance

Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
New York City

The Thanksgiving Holiday Dance will be held on November 17 at 583 Park. The Dance is a long-standing tradition for NYC private schools and boarding schools and is made up of sophomore and freshmen students. This black tie evening consists of dinner, dancing, a photo booth and more. Tickets are very limited and issued on a first come-first serve basis.

For more information, please call 212-223-0515 or email holidaydance@bonemarrow.org.

19th Annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall


Friday, November 30, 2018





Virginia Apple

Shannon Henderson


Holiday Committee

Ahnert Family

James Family

Anderson Family

Kurita Family

Apple Family

McLellan Family

Bacon Family

Merrill Family

Beard Family

Parachini Family

Bonner Family

Pick Family

Carlstrom Family

Pinkos Family

Daniels Family

Ryan Family

Fakiris Family

Sharp Family

Gambill Family

Topping Family

Henderson Family

Zilkha Family

Holzer Family


5:30 pm Holiday Dinner & Buffet Dinner

7:30 pm Performance of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular

Festive Holiday Attire

For more information, please call 212-838-3029 or email thebmf@bonemarrow.org.

62nd Annual Gold & Silver Ball

Friday, December 21, 2018
8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
New York City

The 62nd annual Gold & Silver Ball will be held on December 21 at 583 Park Avenue. The Ball includes senior, junior, and sophomore attendees from NYC private schools and boarding schools. This special evening is a black tie event consisting of dinner, dancing, a photo booth and more. Over 1,000 students are expected to attend the Ball, which raises funds for The BMF’s Lifeline Fund. Tickets are extremely limited and issued on a first come-first serve basis.

For more information, please call 212-223-0515 or email goldandsilverball@bonemarrow.org.


Understanding the Impact of Nutrition and Gut Bacteria on Transplant Outcomes

Saturday, October 13, 2018
New York City

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Guest speakers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will focus on the nutritional approaches adopted by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) centers, the nutritional impact on graft versus host disease (GVHD), and oral considerations prior to transplant. They will discuss the neutropenic diet and how microbiome impacts nutritional care.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird (until September 14) – $95
  • General – $125
  • MSK Alumni and MSK Alliance Members (30% off General price) – $87.50
  • For more information, please call 212-838-3029 or email thebmf@bonemarrow.org.

    Inaugural Conversation & Luncheon

    a benefit for
    The Bone Marrow Foundation

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018


    Luncheon 2018 cover


    Peggy Bitler

    Claudia Overstrom

    Luncheon Committee

    Marilyn Albanese

    Lorrie Huschle

    Susie Anderson

    Julia Ireland Randall

    Virginia Apple

    Suleika Jaouad

    Laurie Barry

    Leslie Johnson

    Jeanine Borthwick

    Cindy Ketchum

    Melissa Bradley

    Christina Merrill

    Meg Braff

    Marcia Mishaan

    Heather Brandes

    Calvert Moore

    Anne Byers

    Charlotte Moss

    Paula Cushman

    Marie Napoli

    Lisa Deslauriers

    Kate O’Neill

    Lisa Eastman

    Jennifer Pinkos

    Aimee Eberle

    Betsy Pitts

    Elizabeth Epley

    Linda Robinson

    Vasilianna Fakiris

    Alexia Ryan

    Bridget Fawcett

    Gigi Sheldon

    Heather Georges

    Mara Shore

    Sabrina Georgiades

    Mary Snow

    Alexandra Gifford

    Ashley Stevenson

    Sherri Grace

    Elaine Textor

    Shannon Henderson

    Lisa Wolf

    Jane Holzer

    Veronica Wu


    Guest Speaker

    Elizabeth Lesser

    Best-Selling Author & Co-Founder of Omega Institute

    Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. Her latest book, Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most, is a memoir about Elizabeth and her younger sister, Maggie, and the process they went through when Elizabeth was the donor for Maggie’s bone marrow transplant.

    Elizabeth is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.

    For more information, please email thebmf@bonemarrow.org or call 212-838-3029.

    Be A Lifeline Gala

    a benefit for
    The Bone Marrow Foundation

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017


    2017 Be A Lifeline Gala


    Ms. Charlotte Moss



    Mrs. Charles Ayres

    Mrs. Francis A. L’Esperance III

    Mrs. Paul R. Bitler

    Mrs. George B. Moore

    Mrs. Douglas P. Braff

    Mrs. Robert S. Pitts, Jr.

    Mrs. W. Russell G. Byers, Jr.

    Mrs. Hartley R. Rogers

    Mrs. George J. Eberle

    Mrs. William B. Tyree



    Mrs. David F. Apple

    Mrs. M. Fazle Husain

    Mrs. O. Francis Biondi, Jr.

    Mrs. Steven M. Pinkos

    Mrs. Struan H. Coleman

    Mrs. James D. Robinson III

    Mrs. Kostas P. Fakiris

    Mrs. Andrew E. Roosevelt

    Mrs. Mark V. Giordano

    Mrs. Mary Snow

    Mrs. William T. Henderson

    Mrs. Eric L. Zinterhofer


    Mrs. Christina Merrill





    Be The Match Foundation

    accepted by Dr. Jeffrey Chell


    Robert Fishman


    Dr. Richard J. O’Reilly

    The Plaza
    New York City

    6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
    7:30 PM Black-Tie Dinner and Program

    Proceeds from the benefit will directly support patients and their families.


    Textor Family Foundation


    Paolo Costagli New York

    For more information, call (212) 838-3029 or e-mail thebmf@bonemarrow.org.

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