Photo Gallery: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Burke Medical Research Institute Honor Major Contributors

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Burke Medical Research Institute honored author Lauren Manning; Ron Cohen, MD; and David Carmel with the 2012 Burke Award at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains. Manning, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Unmeasured Strength, completed her rehabilitation at Burke after suffering catastrophic burns during the September 11 attacks. Dr. Cohen is founder, president, and CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., a company dedicated to the development of therapies that can restore neurological function. Carmel, co-founder of Carmel Asset Management, LLC, a Manhattan-based private investment partnership, previously worked on the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative and advised New York Governors Spitzer and Paterson on the creation of the $600 million Empire State Stem Cell Trust Fund.

“Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to continue its tradition of recognizing those who have made significant contributions to the disabled and those who have inspired us by overcoming great adversity,” said Mary Beth Walsh, MD, CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.

CNN anchor John Berman led the event as the master of ceremonies. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach were among the 350 guests.  

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David Carmel of Manhattan with Ron Cohen, MD, of Irvington
John Berman of Armonk, anchor of CNN’s Early Start, with Richard Sgaglio of Brewster, New York
Lauren Manning of Manhattan with White Plains Mayor Tom Roach
Jennifer and Denton Johnson of Port Chester
Barry Jordan, MD, with Argyrios Stampas, MD, both of White Plains

At The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation’s 20th Annual Golf Invitational held at Century Country Club in Purchase:

Mark Standish of Manhattan, Bonnie Strauss of Armonk, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Strauss of Armonk
Fran Ehrlich of Greenwich, Connecticut, with William and Fran Klingenstein of Purchase
Taylor Katzovitz and Loren Katzovitz, both of Purchase

Former News 12 Westchester reporter Enrique Correa of Manhattan with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin and Alvin Clayton, both of New Rochelle, at a fundraiser for a new documentary film about actress Ruby Dee held at Alvin & Friends restaurant in New Rochelle

At a fashion show sponsored by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Empire Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors to benefit the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, Inc., and held at the New York Athletic Club in Pelham:

Walter Sadowski of Cortlandt Manor with Gail Fattizzi of Eastchester
Molly Jensen of White Plains

At the Women’s Enterprise Development Center’s Luncheon and Marketplace speaker event held at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown:

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, Barbara Venturi of White Plains, Anne Janiak of Scarsdale, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski
Leslie Allicks of Mount Vernon; Doreen Berne of Port Washington, New York; and Shirley Contino-Phillips of Mount Vernon

Nicole and Annie Norris, both of White Plains, at a Girls’ Night Out event hosted by White Plains Hospital and held at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains

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Meg Chmiel of Rye, guest model Tommy Wolfe of Manhattan, and Liz Reilly of Rye at a fashion luncheon to benefit the Jay Heritage Center and held at American Yacht Club in Rye

At Friends of Karen’s “South Beach Comes to Life!” gala held at LIFE The Place To Be in Ardsley:

Friends of Karen Executive Director Judith Factor of New Rochelle with NBC Correspondent Kate Snow of Rye Brook
Sharon Weiner of Pound Ridge, Jackie Holzinger of North Salem, and Jacqueline Holtzer of North Salem

Scarsdale PBA Chairman Ronnie Arefieg with wife Janet of Yonkers, Westchester resident and actor Tony Darrow (The Sopranos, GoodFellas), and Fazo Savino of White Plains at a benefit for the Soldier Family Assistance Centers in West Point and Washington, DC, held the at The Westchester Manor in Hastings-on-Hudson

PHOTO: Eva Arefieg-Fadda

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Bernard F. Curry, III, of Rye; Paul Guillaro of Chappaqua; Jim Martin and Michael Delfino, both of Montrose; and William Dauster of Oakland, New Jersey, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s golf outing, which raised more than $200,000 and was held at Hudson National Golf Club in Croton-on-Hudson


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