The Children’s Medical Research Foundation hosted its fourth Annual Emerging Leaders Board Dinner Gala on Wednesday evening, July 31, 2019, in New York City. 

The event raised over $135,000 for the support of international pediatric research projects across the areas of oncology, cardiology, and immunology. The Gala is part of a number of events held globally by the Foundation and over the course of the dinner’s 4-year history, has raised over half a million dollars.

Special guests on the evening were Irish impressionist Conor Moore and violinist Greg Harrington, who were joined by 200 guests on the night, chaired by Eoin Duane. 

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The Emerging Leaders Board of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation, Inc. held their 4th annual Gala on Wednesday night in New York City. Over 200 guests attended and helped to raise over $125,000 on the evening! #WhateverItTakes #CMRF pic.twitter.com/ozJekPAd3z

— CMRF Crumlin (@CMRF_Crumlin) August 2, 2019

“This Gala is a way for us to bring attention to the vital funding needed to support the research to treat life-threatening conditions,” Duane said. 

He continued: “The Emerging Leaders Board is providing funding for some of the very best Irish doctors who eventually find themselves based at several leading US pediatric hospitals. The support of our many American-based donors is critical to this mission and it was a tremendous evening to be a part of.”

Attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology at National Children’s Research Center in Dublin, Ireland, Eadaoin Hayes said, “The funding that I have received through the Clinical Fellowship Program at the National Children’s Research Centre in Ireland has allowed me to train with the best consultants in the world.

“When Albie was just five hours old he was transferred to CHI, Crumlin. We had an antenatal diagnosis for him of...

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"The Emerging Leaders Board of CMRF has focused on projects that have a benefit for children whether they are from Crumlin or Cincinnati and that is the key. 

“This is a global effort to help children and do whatever it takes for childhood illness.”

CMRF aims to save and improve sick children’s lives supporting extraordinary care and vital research at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, and the National Children’s Research Centre based at Crumlin. 

One in 100 children are born with a structural heart defect, one in 19 people in Ireland carry the Cystic Fibrosis gene and 120,000 children will visit Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in a typical year.

You can find more information on the Children’s Medical Research Foundation here. 

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Violinist Greg Harrington played for the crowd gathered at the CMRF dinner in New York. @CMRF_Crumlin/Twitter