SERIOUSFUN 2018 New York CITY GALA Monday, May 21, 2018 | Ziegfeld Ballroom, New York City

On May 21st, SeriousFun Children’s Network hosted a spectacular gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, in midtown New York. The evening celebrated "wishes," and the over ONE MILLION camp experiences granted to children living with serious illnesses and their family members — totally free of charge. It's been thirty years since Paul Newman first dreamt up the idea of "camp," and his impressive philanthropic legacy was honored through a series of live performances, video presentations, and readings that illustrated the important impact camp has had on children around the world and their families.

The evening raised more than $1,500,000 for SeriousFun Children’s Network, providing support for our 30 camps and programs around the world!



It was a super special night for SeriousFun! Hundreds of our dedicated friends and supporters came out to show NYC – and the world – just how much they believe in the power of camp. Keep scrolling to view our favorite photos and video interviews from the carpet.

Continue scrolling to view our favorite photos from the carpet ↓

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Some Well-Known Voices Help Tell the Story of Camp

The star-studded evening featured appearances by Kevin Bacon, Jackson Brown, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, and the SeriousFun Campers! Continue scrolling to view our favorite photos and video from the show!

Continue scrolling to view our favorite photos from the show ↓

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In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Serious Fun’s Global Partnership Program, we were thrilled to honor Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital (BIPAI) with the SeriousFun Global Impact Award. Scroll down to see more photos from the award presentation and hear a little more about what makes BIPAI’s work so extraordinary. ↓

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Thank You for Supporting SeriousFun!

Bringing donors, supporters, and camper families together proved to be a recipe for an inspiring and entertaining night! Continue scrolling to view more images from the evening. ↓

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