Hospital gala to benefit NICU overhaul, other projects

April 12, 2017 GMT

The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual spring gala, “Dancing with the Hospital Stars,” from 6 to 10 p.m. May 4, at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield. The event benefits the renovation of the Allison Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Bridgeport campus of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital; Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet; equipment, programs and therapist scholarships for Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers, and other grants and programs that benefit patients.

The auxiliary will continue the successful dance contest theme it introduced for the gala in 2015, based on the popular television program that pairs celebrities with professional dancers. This year’s hospital “celebrities” are anesthesiologist Dr. Lisa Caramico, nurse anesthetist Theresa Donnelly, operating room nurse Dana Generelli, performance management coordinator Nickia Jackson, Director of Trauma Services and Emergency Preparedness Paul Possenti, and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Harold Sauer.


Auction items at the gala include a one-week stay at the Reefs Villas in the Atlantis Resort valued at $7,000 and a diamond necklace valued at $2,000. Bids may be placed before May 4 by emailing For ticket information and requests, call 203-384-3331 or visit