Hollywood, television, sports, news, and fashion celebrities joined over 1,000 Long Island and Greater New York area real estate, finance, construction, and architecture professionals to raise funds for Contractors For Kids (CFK), the largest building industry-supported, children-focused charity in the Northeast.
CFK Co-founder Kevin G. Harney of Stalco Construction said: “Tonight’s reception raised $400,000, making it the most successful event in CFK’s nine-year history. We are grateful to all of those who joined us in recognizing the needs of families that face financial and emotional hardships due to a child’s illness.”
This year’s “Athletes & Actors – The Main Event” dinner-dance reception attracted numerous celebrities, who came out in force to support the organization
The reception took place at the Atlantis Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead, N.Y.
Founded in 2005 by Kevin G. Harney and Alan Nahmias, all-volunteer CFK has attracted enthusiastic support from over 350 real estate firms, financial companies, builders, architects, engineers, and other businesses. To date, CFK has raised $4.5 million and assisted nearly 450 families. CFK’s Kids 4 Kids youth volunteer chapter has raised more than $100,000 since 2013.
The non-profit serves as a financial lifeline of last resort after families have exhausted all other resources. It also has a goal of giving parents an opportunity to provide all available medical assistance to their children, regardless of the parents’ financial circumstances or the child’s long-term prognosis.
Photos by Ola Wilk & Donna Crinnian