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Thank You for Dancing in the Woods

Thank you to our generous sponsors and all who attended the 2013 gala event at the Armory at Sage. The 30th anniversary edition of Dancing in the Woods was a huge success. Together, we raised more than $500,000 to support the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Save the Date

31th Annual Dancing in the Woods
to benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

December 5, 2014.

As we look forward to the 2014 gala, relive some of the magic from the 2013 Dancing in the Woods by clicking the images below for full size versions.


 Click here to watch the 2013 Dancing in the Woods video.

In 30 years, Dancing in the Woods has raised more than $7 million to help support our dedicated team from the Melodies Center, the only childhood cancer center in northeastern New York. Click HERE to watch seven Melodies Center patients share how Albany Med's team of doctors, nurses and staff has helped them enjoy happy and healthy lives.

Thank you to our generous 2013 sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

 Diamond Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

2013 Dancing in the Woods Honorary Committee

Dawn Abbuhl, PhD
Kelsey Allen and Adam Knaust
William F. Allen
Donna M. Banewicz
Rose and Jim Barba
Patricia A. Bashford
David Beck, MD '54
Karen and Edward V. Bennett, MD
John D. Bennett, MD
Kathryn and Patrick Biel
Stephen H. Bobarakis, Jr., Esq.
Maria Boulos, MD '94
and Alan Boulos, MD '94
The Honorable Jaclyn Brilling
and Michael Horgan, MD '80
Laura and Lewis W. Britton III, MD
Pamela Sawchuk Brown
Mary E. Burgess
Lisa and William Canale
Tony Carnicelli
Margo and Bryant Cassella
Nancy Carey Cassidy
and Thomas Cassidy
Michael J. Castellana
Darlene Clark and David Clark, MD
Michael A. Cocca, Jr.
Annette and Ken Colloton
Monika and Charles Cronin
Trudy and Robert Cushing
Lori and J. Robert Daggett
Erin Vestal and Ronald D'Alessandro
Thomas Daley, Esq.
Gennaro Daniels, MD
Julie and R. Clement Darling III, MD
John T. DeCelle
Marybeth and C.J. DeCrescente
Laura and Bill Dehmer
Ellen and Harry J. DePan, MD '78
Jamie and John DePaola
Teri Devine
Matthew R. DiCaprio, MD
Carole and Wayne Diesel
Tara and Darryl J. DiRisio, MD
Alyson and Hugh Donlon
Maureen O'Brien Donovan
Martin Dunbar
Harry Dunn, MD
Cynthia and Joseph Farone
Theresa and Hermes Fernandez
Helen Luciw Figge
Louis D. Filhour and Stephen C. Hickey
Kim and Mark Fine
David Ford, MD
George Fox
Anthony Frank
Phyllis and Steven Frisch, MD '79
Amy and Michael Fusco
Elizabeth Gallagher
and Robert A. Rausch, Esq.
Janet E. Gargiulo, MD '79
James Gaspo
Tamara and Bob Gatchell
Mary and Peter Gillies
Ethel Graber
Brian Griffin
Diana and David Hannoush
Maureen and John Harris
William and Charlotte Hasselbarth
Stanley Hayes
Kim and Todd Helfrich
Sue and Jim Hens
George T. Hickman
Lisa and Tim Higgins
Peter J. Hildreth
Carrie Hillenbrandt
Ann and Fred Hinrichsen
Barbara and James G. Hoehn, MD
Tom Holliday
Lori and Scott Houghtaling
Michael Hyman
Mayor Gerald D. Jennings
Vikramjit S. Kanwar, MD
Elena and AJ Kean
Autumn and Chris King, MD

Jocelyn and Robert Kivort
Regina Resta, MD
and Michael Kolodziej, MD
Kimberly and Richard Kranick
Robert J. Kuelzow
Wendy and Joseph Lanaro
John LaRow
Jim Lennon
Martha L. Lepow, MD
Bernice and Kevin Leyden
Karen and Alan Lobel
Concetta Lomanto, Esq.
Paul Loomis
Cathy and Thomas Lozier
Nancy and Jeffrey Lozman, MD '72
Carleen and Chris Madden
Joan and Steven Martin
Anne Marie and Thomas Marusak
Hyacinth Mason, PhD
and Steven Stain, MD
Micki and Norman Massry
Kathryn and Chester Matthews
Karen and Dennis P. McKenna, MD '92
Manish Mehta, MD, MPH
Sheila and Ira Mendleson IV
Eric S. Molho, MD '87
Nancy and Bruce Nash, MD '78
Anne G. Nepo, MD and Hal Nepo
Leslie J. Newman
and Mark J. Rosen
Joseph Nicolla
John J. Nigro
Stephen J. Obermayer
John O'Brien
Kelly O'Brien
Lisa and Daniel O'Brien
Carrie and John O'Connor
Sari and Kevin O'Connor
Brian O'Grady
Alice Oldfather and Jeffrey Gordon
Debra and Richard Oliver
Gordon E. Olson
Kate Otis
Janice and Angelo Pastizzo
Lauren Payne and Robert Clancy
Laura Petrovic
Bill Picotte
Jeffrey K. Pintuff
Joanne C. Porter, MD
and Richard L. Porter
MaryAnn Randall and Marc J. Lifset
Alan Rauch, MD
Marna and Earl T. Redding
Ann and John Robinson
Amy and Peter Romano
Lisa and Malcolm Z. Roth, MD
Timothy Rubery
Cheryl and Dean Rueckert
Carol and Scot Salvador
Lisa A. and Jeffrey B. Scott
Kerry and Tom Selfridge
Kenneth Shapiro
Cynthia Shenker
Jan and Stan Smith
Eugene Sneeringer
Robert Sneeringer
Shelia and Lawrence Spraragen
Diane and Jeff Stone
Vera and Gary Sutter, MD '76
Anders Tomson
The Tomson Family
Janet and Ned Trombly
Leah and Tom Tyrrell
Sue and Bob Ungerer
Meghan and Omar Usmani
Michele and John Vagianelis
Kurt Van Wagenen
Mary Ellen Ehlers, MD
and Fred Venditti, Jr., MD
Gerald E. Wainman
Joshua S. Wainman
Ann and Jeff Wendth
Sarah and Bruce White, DO, JD, MS
Jeffrey L. Williams
Denise and Curtis Wilsey


About the Melodies Center

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Each year, Albany Medical Center's Melodies Center cares for more than 900 children bravely fighting childhood cancer and blood disorders. Today, a vast majority of them will become long-term survivors.

In addition to providing the latest, cutting-edge treatments right here in the Capital Region, the Melodies Center also offers our young patients and families so much more than the comfort of a home away from home; the strength, compassion and dedication of a loving extended family; and above all, hope for a happy and healthy future.

The success of the Melodies Center would not be possible without the support of a community that continually demonstrates its generous spirit by looking out for its children when they need it the most. 

To find out more, please visit the web page for the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center