Drink, Dance and Donate

More than 700,000€ has been raised at the 3D benefit gala ‘Drink, Dance and Donate’ in aid of the Sheba Medical Centre, otherwise known as the Hospital of Peace.

Dorit Assaraf, Prof. Kreiss, Victoria Bonya, Marc Assaraf at the Sheba Medical Event Monaco 2019. Copyright Costi Moiceanu

The glittering gala was held at the Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco on 25th July. The Monte Carlo Friends of Chaim Sheba Medical Centre and the hosts of the evening, Marc and Dorit Assaraf, welcomed 150 guests from business, society and showbiz, together with Prof. Yitshak Kreiss,  director and CEO of the Sheba Medical Centre. Among the attendees were internationally renowned pianist Josef Bulva, Sarah Faberge – great-granddaughter of Russian Imperial jeweller Peter Carl Faberge of Faberge eggsfame, film producer Ankie Lau, and count Ulrich and countess Katrin Goess-Enzenberg. The Prince was represented by the Minister of Foreign Relations and Cooperation Gilles Tonelli.

Victoria Bonya. Copyright Costi Moiceanu

TV host, actress, model, and influencer Victoria Bonya led guests through the evening, which included a charity auction conducted by Humphrey Butler, President of Humphrey Butler London, with luxury hotel stays, art by Marc Ferrero, jewellery by House of Oliva and more going under the hammer.

Humphrey Butler. Copyright Costi Moiceanu

As in previous years, medical equipment was auctioned symbolically to help the hospital continue its practice of best possible care for patients from Israel, the Middle East and other countries worldwide. Money raised from this auction will benefit Sheba’s little patients at Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital. Around 40% of the young patients at Sheba’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital are from Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and neighbouring countries.

Yael und Dr. Asaf Vivante. Copyright Costi Moiceanu

The Sheba Medical Centre is the largest and most advanced hospital in Israel and the Middle East, and is considered a world leader in its research projects and medical achievements. Over 9,000 health professionals take care of more than 1.5 million patients annually. It is has no regional, religious or nationality affiliations and it treats patients from many crisis hotspots including the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, wounded refugees from Syria, and many more.