At our Gala, Surgeon General implores us to “tip the scales towards love”

StruggleOn November 1, 2016 the Gold Foundation held its annual Golden Thread Gala in New York City. We presented Humanism in Medicine Awards to

  • Dr. Jordan J. Cohen for his commitment to academic medicine and his unmatched leadership and loyalty during his 10-year tenure as Chairman of our Board of Trustees, and to
  • U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy for promoting humanism as a path to connect and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and all citizens of the United States.

Dr. Murthy delivered a powerful speech during which he noted that “the world is locked in a struggle between love and fear” and asked us all to help tip the scale towards love. His 15 minute speech will inspire you to help too.

We are grateful to all who attended and supported the 2016 Golden Thread Gala, especially our event Co-Chairs:

  • Laurel Epstein
  • Jane Levin
  • Daryl Rand
  • Betsy Sheerr
  • Tamar and Gary Tolchin
  • Barry Waldorf
  • Hanita Walia
  • Lee Wolf

Thank you for all you do to help our Foundation “tip the scale towards love.”
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Sandra Gold with Co-Chair Laurel Epstein

Gala flowers

Design Chair Laurel Epstein’s beautiful flowers


Honoree Dr. Jordan Cohen with Co-Chair Lee Wolf


Sandra Gold and Rich Levin with Trustees Norm Seiden, Barry Waldorf, and Bill Lippman


Co-Chair Hanita Walia with Linda and Brad Ruder


Honoree Dr. Vivek Murthy with the Dermatones, an acapella group from the The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at Uniformed Service University who entertained us for the evening


Co-Chairs Jane Levin and Betsy Sheerr with Board Chair Richard Sheerr, Rich Levin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Karen Watson


Dr. Arnold Gold with daughter Maggie Gold Seelig