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The Children's Health Fund 20th Anniversary Gala

CHF president, Irwin Redlener, MD; Karen Redlener, CHF executive director; Paul Simon, CHF co-founder; Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony.

On May 30, The Children's Health Fund (CHF) hosted its sold-out 20th Anniversary Gala that raised $2.2 million at the Hilton New York featuring a performance by Grammy-Award winning singer Marc AnthonyJennifer Lopez made a special appearance, introducing her husband, talking about the importance of The Children's Health Fund's mission and their shared commitment to the organization. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are co-chairs of CHF's 20th Anniversary Committee.

The Children's Health Fund presented former President Bill Clinton with the Humanitarian Award for his long-standing commitment to the well-being of children and families in the U.S. and around the world.  In addition, Wyeth chairman and CEO Robert Essner, and Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company executive chairman Christian Haub, were honored for their work with the organization.
Founded 20 years ago by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/child advocate Dr. Irwin Redlener, The Children's Health Fund ( exists to serve the millions of children in America who are not getting the health care they need. As one of the largest health care organizations for homeless and at-risk children in the United States, CHF delivers comprehensive medical (including dental and mental health) services through a national network of 21 projects, located in both rural and urban communities of 13 states and Washington DC.

Gala chair Fred Hassan and his wife Noreen.

Honoree Robert Essner and his wife Anne.

Honoree President Clinton.

Honoree Christian Haub.

Karen Redlener, Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley, chair of CHF's Advisory Board.

CHF's Chief Medical Officer Arturo Brito, Susan Marber and Advisory Board member Herb Fixler.

Eric Claus and Anke Kullenberg.

Brenda Galgano and Arnold Gumowitz.

Jeffry and Barbara Picower, Dennis Johnson, Lynn Seim and Robert Osborn.

David and Joyce Dinkins.

New York City Police Commissioner
Ray Kelly.

Karen Redlener, Bob Friedman, Beth and Skip Keesel.

Shireen Redlener, Stephanie Redlener.

Donna Antebi.

Photos: Joe Schildhorn
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