HealthCorps 15th annual benefit took place last night with the themed party “Rendezvous at the Zoo.”
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz co-hosted the evening for the national foundation they founded.
“We started out as an effort to help that community, and the city got behind it,” said Dr. Oz. “Mike Bloomberg was there, back then, and it has exploded. We now have raised over $80 million. We touch a quarter of a million kids a year.”
The national organization’s charity gala will benefit the organization that addresses health inequities in at-risk communities by educating and empowering teens – encouraging them to become change agents within their family, their school, and their neighborhood.
The glitzy soiree captivated the hearts of hundreds of attendees that gathered under the stars and near New York City’s most famous animal kingdom with the likes of such notables as the leading medical professionals, HealthCorps CEO Amy Braun, mayoral candidate Eric Adams, and celebrities including “Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider; “Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lusseps; Maria Menounos; “Fox 5’s” Rosanna Scotto and Ines Rosales; Charly Arnolt; Governor Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation; Jack Hidary, director of Quantum and AI at Alphabet.
Cocktails were joyfully toasted near the landmark seal rock before guests sat for dinner where they heard divine performances by Tony Award nominees Derek Klena and Kate Baldwin.
HealthCorps annual benefit is in support of their continued contributions toward the health and well-being of America’s youth to provide its programming to over 250,000 high need students in the 2022 school year.