Inside the annual Surgeons of Hope Gala in NYC
It is definitely that time again in New York City…Fall gala season! Every night from the Upper East Side to Midtown and even Downtown there is always something happening in this town. Usually throughout any given social calendar there are some New Yorkers who may attend three to five galas and then there’s, Mrs. Jean Shafiroff who supports, donates and promote three to four galas that she attends in a week on top of sitting on eight boards currently!
Last week, she was spotted on Central Park South at the annual Surgeons of Hope Gala as she chaired, organized and purchased and sold several tables at the important event where she was their first honoree in 2014. Surgeons of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides heart surgeries to infants and children in Latin America.
The nonprofit honored Diego Luna, star of Narcos: Mexico and Star Wars: Rogue One and Surgeons of Hope Heart Ambassador, and Publicis Groupe Supervisory Board Chairman Maurice Lévy. The night kicked off with a special performance by Baila Conmigo — a high-energy Latin dance group which recently toured with Jennifer Lopez.
The event highlighted Surgeons of Hope’s lifesaving work with babies and children in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. Since 2013, the organization has provided over 1,700 infants and children with lifesaving surgery in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Paraguay and held over 30 week-long medical and surgical training missions to build local expertise in pediatric cardiac care.