After a two-year absence, The Long Island Hospitality Ball returned bigger and better on June 27. The annual culinary extravaganza raised money for cancer research and celebrated its 10th anniversary. Organizers hoped to top 2019’s total of more than $400,000 raised for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
The Long Island Hospitality Ball is a premiere Long Island culinary, wine and spirits event featuring many of the top Long Island and Metropolitan restaurants and premier beverage companies benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting experience where they can sample mouthwatering dishes, taste premium wines and spirits, and enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening filled with music and entertainment as well as an exciting raffle featuring a wide array of prizes. The event is hosted annually by the Long Island Hospitality Ball volunteer committee which in the past has raised more than $3.5 million to support the fight against cancer.
The gala was created by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, to raise funds for charity by showcasing offerings from the region’s top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers, as well as hotels and catering halls.
In the spirit of generosity, three industry peers were honored in 2022 for their achievements: Greg Clement, the vice president of commercial operations for New York State; Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; and Keith Hart, president of Hart Agency and Chairman of the Long Island Hospitality Ball, Moreover, Carol Silva, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist of News 12, received the Ed Lowe Media Award.
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund has awarded close to 100 research grants totaling in excess of $5 million to medical research. For more information, visit findacure.org.
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