The Children’s Hospital League’s mission is to raise funds to provide hope, miracles and health to  children and their families.  The League supports important patient services, medical research, capital improvements and promotes community awareness for the hospital.

Recent News

FORD v FERRARI Movie Screening

On Thursday, November 14th, the BCHL had an exclusive screening for the Boston area of Ford v Ferrari. The movie was amazing and it starred Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale. It was based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British born driver, Ken Miles.

The theater was completely sold out and all of the ticket sales went directly to the League. Everyone enjoyed complimentary scotch drinks, dessert and of course popcorn! Showcase Cinemas, Rebecca Stein and Rachel Lulay were incredible in hosting the League for a wonderful evening!


The League had another successful Fashionable Fundraiser on Sunday September 15 th, 2019 at Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill. Over 80 women gathered for a morning of private shopping and a champagne brunch. Everyone loved shopping for the kids. One of the  highlights of the event included seeing so many  new faces in attendance. Although we do not have final numbers yet, we are optimistic that we had a successful fundraising day.

Thank you again to our Fashionable Fundraiser Co-Chairs for putting together another wonderful event for the League.
Beth Alpert, Allison Kanarak, Lauren Rosenberg, Lesley Silberstein, Lisa Tabenkin
Co Chairs Emeritus:
Lynne Elfland, Sue Karelitz, Randi Lapidus,Gail Wald
A special thank you to Lesley Silberstein , Robin  Cavanaugh and Amy Roberts for their hard word and continued dedication to the League.
Thank you to the trust volunteers for lending a hand:
Lauren Desrosiers
Courtney McCurdy
Shannon Lydon
Jessica Davis

Thank you to our partners including Bloomingdale’s for hosting the brunch, fashionable fundraising event and donating four fabulous prizes. And to Wegman’s for the beautiful flowers which brightened up the morning.



Story Book Brunch

Many thanks for all those who came out to support the Boston Children’s Hospital League at our first ever Story Book Brunch. We had so much fun watching all of our “little league members.”  We hope everyone enjoyed the food, crafts and of course our special reading of Curious George.

We were very lucky to have a special visit from our Laughter League Clowns whom the league funds. As everyone experienced, the clowns are a very special group of performers who help our patients and families with the healing process; distracting patients during testing, encouraging them during physical therapy, and everything in-between. Thanks to you we were able to donate over 140 books to the hospital! We loved seeing League friends and so many new faces.


Spring Open Board Meeting

On May 8, 2019 we had our Spring Open Board Meeting at Belmont Country Club.  We were lucky to have two great speakers from Boston Children’s Hospital. We heard from Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH, Director of the Female Athlete Program in the Division of Sports Medicine, and Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, Chief of the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine. 

At the end of the program the Boston Children’s Hospital League presented Hilary Smiley, Assistant Vice President of Leadership Gifts at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust with a hospital donation for over $600,000, a culmination of the leagues very hard work for the 2019 year.


Culinary Adventure at Clarke Living

On Thursday, April 11, 2019 Clarke Living threw a fabulous party to raise funds for the Boston Children’s Hospital League. Tom Clarke kicked off the evening with the introduction of two celebrity chefs: two-time Chopped winner Tatiana Rosana from Outlook Kitchen and Bar at the Envoy Hotel and Dave Becker of Sweet Basil, Balani and Juniper. Guests were treated to great eats from Tatiana and Dave, as well as the amazing in-house chefs at Clarke. Lots of fun all evening with music by Vivian Lou, drinks from WanderLush mixologists, desserts by America’s Test Kitchen, oysters from Boston Raw Bar and a pop-up by Fabu-tique. It was a terrific spring evening with all the proceeds “bringing laughter and smiles” to the children at BCH through the League’s programs at the Hospital.

Boston Children’s Hospital League 2018 Gala

The Boston Children’s Hospital League rocked on this year at the 2018 Dare to be a Legend Gala. The event took place at the House of Blues at 15 Lansdowne Street.  The evening’s gala featured RUBIX KUBE – NYC based 80’s Tribute band – Rockin Sit Down Dinner – Auction and Jammin Dance Party.

The 2018 Gala emcee was Boston WBZ Journalist, Lisa Hughes, Auctioneer Extraordinaire – Zan Aufderheide from Zan Charity Auctions of LA. Our patient speakers were the rock stars of the evening and shared the importance of the League and Boston Children’s Hospital.

This year the League welcomed their Young Professionals to join their rockin evening – arriving at 8:30 pm – the Young Professionals had cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres before joining the gala guests for dessert and dancing.

The event was a huge success raising critical funds for the many programs and initiatives BCHL supports at the hospital.


Boston Premiere of “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders”

On Monday, November 25, the BCHL gathered at Showcase Superlux in Chestnut Hill for a screening of DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION, a film by Dana Adam Shapiro. It was an incredible evening of family, friends and philanthropy. Superlux was kind enough to donate light bites, beverages and plenty of popcorn. Dana Shapiro was there for a Q&A after the film which gave everyone wonderful insight into making the film.

There was also a raffle with great prizes including gift cards to the Street, Davios and the movie theatre. We raised a total of $5240 for The League!




On Thursday, October 25, the Boston Children’s League and Impulse by Adamas Fine Jewelry once again hosted its Sip Savor and Sparkle event. It was a fun evening of philanthropy, shopping and catching up with old and new friends. Guests had the opportunity to shop the Impulse showroom in Wellesley, which contains a large variety of beautiful jewelry from many designers. Lite bites were provided by Davios, and Harney’s Wine and Liquor provided wine for guests to enjoy. There was also a trunk show and unveiling of the new BCHL bracelet donated by Karen Lazar Design. In addition, the evening included a raffle of many great items from local shops.

Impulse gave shoppers 10% off of items and donated an additional 10% to the BCHL, which raised about $4000. It certainly was a great evening and it was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces!


Fashionable Fundraiser & Brunch Hosted by Bloomingdale’s

On Sunday, September 16, the Boston Children’s Hospital League teamed up with Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill, for its second “Fashionable Fundraiser.”  It was a wonderful day of friends and philanthropy that started  in the morning with a beautiful buffet brunch hosted by Bloomingdale’s. In addition to sipping on mimosas and chatting with friends, guests had the opportunity to hear more about the League and what we do to support the children and families at the hospital.   Bloomingdale’s graciously opened their doors before business hours to allow guests to enjoy a private shopping experience.  The morning also included a raffle with many wonderful items, and one lucky person walked away with a designer handbag.  

From the shopping and raffle we raised close to $10,000.  10% of proceeds from that day was donated to the Boston Children’s Hospital League.  It truly was a spectacular day!!! A special thank you to the BCHL volunteers, Bloomingdale’s and all of our  friends and family who came out to support our cause.



Spring Open Board Meeting

On May 16, 2018 the Boston Children’s Hospital League held its Spring Open Board Meeting at the Belmont Country Club.  League President, Rachel Gilli, welcomed everyone and introduced two guest speakers from Boston Children’s Hospital.  Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH, co-director of the Brain Injury Center and Harvard associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine spoke about her pre-clinical research and large clinical trials focused on traumatic brain injury and concussion science.  Vincent Chiang, MD, Chief of Inpatient Services, Vice Chair for the Department of Medicine, and Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President of Health Affairs shared about Boston Children’s Hospital’s latest projects and initiatives.  

In conclusion, the League presented Hilary Smiley, Assistant VP of Children’s Hospital, with a check of $433,005 to the programs we support at the hospital plus a $200,000 pledge to the hospital which completes our 5 year $1,000,000 pledge.    


Cocktails and Cards
On May 11, 2018, the Boston Children’s Hospital League hosted the second annual “Cocktails and Cards” casino night event to benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital. Belmont Country Club was turned into a casino, as League guests enjoyed gambling, delicious food and cocktails. The event featured an opportunity to win a pair of  2 carat diamond earrings valued at $9,000, thanks to a generous donation from Adamas Fine Jewelry. There was also a silent auction with fantastic prizes totaling $10,000 in worth. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about our organization and all that we do to support the children and families treated at the hospital. 
The event raised more than $22,000, all of which will go directly to the hospital. Many thanks to Adamas, our other generous sponsor Ortho.Boston in Needham, the many businesses who contributed to the silent auction, and all who attended the event! 


Family Day 2018

On Sunday, April 8th, the Boston Children’s Hospital Patient Entertainment Center and the Hale Family Center for Families were transformed into a rockin’ dance party with numerous activities and delicious treats. Donning Red Sox hats, budding pastry chefs, artists, dancers, and singers performed. Visits from Mozart, the pet therapy dog, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, McGruff the Crime Dog, and our much-loved clowns from the Laughter League added to the fun. Many thanks to the Boston Children’s Hospital League volunteers for enabling patients and their siblings to enjoy an afternoon of just being kids.


An Evening with Amy Silverstein, author of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

On February 28th, the Boston Children’s Hospital League was honored to welcome author Amy Silverstein to speak to a sold out crowd of League supporters.  Amy is the author of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends – a book about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.  As Amy waited for her second heart transplant, her friends banded together, made cross-country trips to her hospital bed and supported Amy through the months of pain and patience.  As Amy told her story, with emphasis on the strength of her friendships as well as her own enduring spirit, there was not a dry eye in the room.  Thank you, Amy,  for sharing your intimate story and for celebrating the power of female friendships.

We were grown daughters all, some mothers of high school or college kids, a few of us seasoned career women. We had become our middle-aged selves. Our wisest, steadiest, most powerful selves yet. And we discovered a new best in ourselves together because I was dying, really dying this time, and we weren’t twenty-five anymore.” 


Boston Children’s Hospital League 2017 Gala

Gala 2017 was a colorful and creative celebration of the imaginative ways the Boston Children’s Hospital League supports research, capital improvements, community, and patient service programs at Boston Children’s Hospital. The “Pure Imagination” theme incorporated elements from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and guests were treated to a fun evening of fizzy lifting drinks, playful food, dancing, and lots and lots of candy! 





Cocktails and Cards 2017

On May 12, 2017, the League hosted “Cocktails and Cards”  a casino night event to benefit the hospital.   Belmont Country Club was turned into a lively casino as league members and many new friends & guests enjoyed gambling, delicious food and cocktails. The event also featured a sizable raffle with fantastic prizes totaling $8,000 in worth. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about our organization and all that we do to support the children and families treated at the hospital. The event raised more than $15,000 and we hope to continue the tradition next year!


Clowning Around

BCHL Members were delighted to celebrate the Clown Care Unit for Boston Children’s Hospital on Thursday, March 30th.  League members spent the morning shadowing the clowns as they worked their magic on the Oncology floor bringing laughter and smiles to the children and their families.  Thank you to the entire clown care unit for all that you do. We, at The Boston Children’s Hospital League, are so thrilled to be your biggest supporters since day one, over 21 years ago!


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