Celebration Will Include Appearances by a Lineup of Celebrities, Athletes and Entertainers
NEW YORK (May 6, 2013) – The Garden of Dreams Foundation and patients and staff from NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital will come together for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 9 at 12:00 p.m. to unveil the refurbishments in the Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology Center made possible by a grant from the Foundation. This represents Garden of Dreams’ largest contribution for any refurbishing project to date, with the commitment to create a more comfortable, soothing, and child- and family-friendly atmosphere for patients with diverse medical conditions, from sports-related injuries to life threatening diseases. The renovation includes a breathtaking 130 ft mural by renowned artist, James Kimak, which welcomes children into the space. Additionally, there are new ceilings, lighting, wall protection, flooring, and fresh paint. The center sees approximately 11,500 patients each year, and has not been refurbished in over 25 years.
At 12:30 p.m., after the ribbon cutting, Garden of Dreams will host festivities and performances for patients in the hospital’s Wintergarden area.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is nonprofit charitable organization that works with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse, to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.
WHAT: Garden of Dreams Foundation along with patients and Hospital staff will celebrate the unveiling of newly refurbished space in the Pediatric Radiology Diagnostic Center at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
WHO: Legendary recording artist & Garden of Dreams board member, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, NY Knicks legend John Starks, NY Rangers legends Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves, NY Liberty legend Kym Hampton, Fuse’s Esteban Serrano, Host of Top 20 Countdown, MSG Network’s Jill Martin, NY Liberty mascot Maddie, The Rockettes, Knicks City Dancers
WHEN: Thursday, May 9
- Media Check-in Begins – 11:30 a.m.
- Ribbon Cutting Begins – 12:00 p.m.
- Wintergarden Festivities – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m
WHERE: NewYork-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Wintergarden Area, 3959 Broadway, New York City
**Media interested in attending the event please RSVP to Paige Alexander**
(firstname.lastname@example.org / 212-465-6263)