“Drink, dance and donate”: The Sheba Medical Centre Gala raises €550,000 for charity

The Sheba Medical Centre Gala at the Hotel Hermitage was a massive success, with the facility raising more than half a million euros for the Middle East’s largest hospital treating sick children and refugees.

Known locally as the Hospital of Peace, the Sheba Medical Centre in Ramat Gan, Israel, is known for its colour, religion and nationality-blind approach to care in a region where these things are touchy, and often dangerous, topics.

The facility, which also offers care to many of the region’s sick children free of charge, relies on donations to be able to keep the wheels turning.


To facilitate the continued efforts, Dr Arnon Afek, Deputy Director General of the Sheba Medical Centre, along with Dorit and Marc Assaraf and Dr Yana and Dr Karl Hauptmann, co-sponsors of the evening, hosted 160 guests including celebrities, people from the worlds of art and society, as well as international business leaders to a gala event at the Hôtel Hermitage on 3rd August.

Dany Michalski, Anna Maria Kaufmann, Kriemhild Siegel, Ulrich Graf and Katrin Countess Goëss-Enzenberg, Stefan Dimitri Prince Strudza, and Helen Countess Selikowitz Modini were amongst the guests who helped make the evening a hit, with donations topping out at €550,000.


The proceeds will go to much needed medical equipment and to the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital wing of the Sheba Medical Centre.

“We would like to thank all guests for their generous support,” said Dr Afek at the event. “The Sheba Medical Centre was again voted one of the 10 best hospitals. On the one hand, our ‘City of Health Hospital’ stands for innovation and transformation. But it is also always the hospital of peace and help.”


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