2016 Boston Benefit Concert

We invite you to our 7th annual benefit concert at the beautiful to raise much needed funds for our clinic’s continued operation and also to commemorate our beloved friend, Samuel Fisher, a son of Dr. David Fisher, who passed away tragically this past year. Sammy, an accomplished cellist and bass player, had performed in many of our concerts together with his family. We mourn the loss of such a talented musician and incredible young man and we are dedicating this concert in his memory.

We are so fortunate to have had the support of so many of you in our mission to bring modern medical care to children with disfiguring birthmarks in Vietnam. We are proud to say that the clinic has been doing remarkably well, treating and evaluating over 5000 children in the past seven years all on a safe, effective, and free basis! We have become an official center at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City as well as trained many doctors in pediatric and laser dermatology, dermatopathology, interventional radiology and surgical techniques. We have also expanded our treatment to include scarring (from radioactive phosphorus P32 as well as burns), vitiligo, as well as pigmented lesions, have successfully influenced the Cancer Hospital in Vietnam to stop the use of radioactive phosphorus, as well as establishing teledermatology capacity as we expand into Đà Nẵng and Cần Thơ provinces. This coming year, we are hoping to partner with Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan to start a VAC, and Dr. Anderson has also helped started a VAC in Armenia. We are continuing to strive to expand the global outreach of VAC and hope to establish a central global center to help support similar clinics worldwide.

We have been very fortunate to have the continued support of world class musicians, including our very own MGH department chair and virtuoso cellist - Dr. David Fisher, heavenly-voiced soprano Yelena Dudochkin, and Concert Pianist, Founder/Music Director - EKSTUDIO LLC - Ellyses Kuan, as well as dermatopathologist and cellist extraordinaire Julie Reimann amongst many others. It will be a small but intimate venue with amazing food, friendship, silent auction, and beautiful music. 100% of the proceeds is tax deductible and goes towards helping the children.

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Program

  • 4:00 pmDinner, cocktail reception & silent auction
  • 5:00 pmOpening remarks by Rox Anderson and Marty Mihm
  • 5:10 pmPresentation by Thuy Phung with a short video by George Morgan

Music Program

  • Ouvre ton coeur from Ivan the TerribleGeorge Bizet
  • MattinataRuggiero Leoncavallo
  • Yelena Dudochkin, soprano
  • Konstantinos Papadakis, piano
  • An Ancient Uyghur Folk Song: RosesSharon Peng, Chinese Lute
  • Sarabande from Suite No 1J.S. Bach
  • Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello
  • Andante from e minor sonataJ.S. Bach
  • Julie Scolnik, flute
  • Piece en Fome de HabaneraMaurice Ravel
  • Sicilienne Maria von Paradis
  • Julie Reimann, cello
  • Ellyses Kuan, piano
  • The SwanCamille Saint-Saens
  • David Fisher, cello
  • Mariko Yasuda, piano

Intermission, silent auction and dessert

  • Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929Franz Schubert
  • Allegro
  • Andante con moto
  • Scherzando allegro moderato
  • Allegro moderato
  • Young-Shin Choi, violin
  • Julie Reimann, cello
  • Ellyses Kuan, piano

Menu

Many items generously donated by Pho Le Dorchester

Bar

Red, White, Sparkling Wine, Iced Tea & Lemon Water

Stationary Display

Assorted Cheese, Vegetables & Fruit served with Crackers and Dips
Shrimp Cocktails
Tempura Shrimp
Asian Wrap with Rotisserie Chicken

Appetizers

Thịt Lụi - Vietnamese Grilled Beef Skewers
Nem Lụi Huế - Vietnamese Huế Style Grilled Ham
Gỏi Cuốn - Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork
Chả Giò Chay – Vietnamese Vegetarian Eggrolls (V)
Chả Giò – Vietnamese Eggrolls
Assorted Dumplings with Dipping Sauce
Teriyaki and Pineapple Chicken Meatballs with Roasted Pinapple Habañero Sauce

Main Course

Cơm Chiên Dương Châu – Vietnamese Fried Rice with Eggs and Vegetables
Gà Xào Xả Ớt– Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken
Mì Xào Chay – Stir Fry Noodles with Oriental Vegetables (V)
Đậu Hủ Xào Xả Ớt – Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Tofu (V)
Đậu Hủ Xào Cải – Stir Fry Vegetables and Tofu (V)

Dessert

An Assortment of European Pastries
Assorted Vietnamese Cakes and Sweets
Carrot Cake
Coffee/Tea

Auction Items

Patriots Authentic Football Signed by Julian Edelman – Donated by the MGH Human Resources Office
Patriots Authentic Footballs Signed by Tom Brady - Donated by the Patriots Charitable Foundation – Mr. Josh Kraft
Red Sox Authentic Baseball signed by Xander Bogaerts – Donated by the Red Sox Charitable Foundation
Boston Bruins Official Puck Signed by Frank Vatrano – Donated by the Boston Bruins
Heart Face Painting by Gabriella Melchiorri
Cabo San Lucas House Rental 4 nights – Donated by Christine Grogan
Soda Rock Winery Set of two Red and White Wines - Worth $130 - Donated by Christine Grogan
W Hotel one night stay – Donated by the W Hotel courtesy of Mr. Nam Pham
Gift Box of Fine Italian Wines and Crystal Decanter – Donated by Toan Dinh of Vinifera Imports
Sisley Chestnut Hill Gift Basket Plus Facial - Worth over $1000 – Donated by Victoria Lynne of Sisley
Autographed Football by Matthew Slater
Autoghaphed Nate Solder Football
Authentic Vintage Louis Vuitton Pochette bag – Donated by Fay Lee
3 x 50 amazon gift cards, 2 x 50 legal seafoods, Chucky Cheese $35 Gift Card, iTunes $50 Gift Cards - Donated by Yen Yen Lim and the Yue Family
Elta MD sunscreen - Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo
SkinMedica Total Defense Sunscreen Everyday Clear and Mineral Shield - Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo
SkinMedica Lytera Skin Lightening Complex – Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo
SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator - Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo
SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum – Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo
Pair of Boston Symphony Tickets March 18th Concert Row R 21 & 22 - Donated by Dr. Martin Mihm
Pair of Boston Symphony Tickets March 18th Concert Row S19 & 20 - Donated by Dr. Martin Mihm
Element Day Aveda Spa $100 gift certificates – Donated by Element Day Spa
One syringe of Restylane Lyft or Silk + injection – Donated by Dr. Thanh Nga Tran
Dysport 60 units (equivalent of 20 units of Botox) + injection - Donated by Dr. Thanh Nga Tran
Mistfit Ray Fitness and Sleep monitor - Donated by Misfit Wearables
Shine 2 Misfit Fitness and Sleep monitor
Misfit Bolt – wireless connected smart bulbs
Original Photographs by Dr. Jay Cohen and Svetlana Grinshpan
Gift Basket of Thymes Mandarin Coriander Products – Donated by the MGH Flower Shop
Portrait package with Thuy Pham Photography (Donated by Thuy Pham)
Logo Design by Man Mai - Donated by Man Mai
Beauty Spa Gift certificate – Donated by Beauty Spa
Aveno products Gift Basket – Donated by Johnson and Johnson
Excipial skin solutions Gift Basket – Donated by Galderma
Lindt Chocolates Gift Basket – Donated by Lindt
Mani-pedi from La Chic Nail Salon
Flower Arrangement from Iris Lane – Donated by Tammie Truong of Iris Lane

Other arts and crafts

Framed Ha Long Bay Vietnamese Embroidered Painting
Traditional Isan Cloths from Northeastern Thailand - Hand Woven
Large Red Brown Fabric - Embroidered by hands w flowers, made from organic dyed cotton
Silk Hand Woven Scarf from Laos and Thailand
Small Blue Hand Woven Cotton Fabric - Scarf or table runner
Set of 8 Embroidered silk placemats
Silk embroidered table runner
Indonesian Embroidered Silk Pillow Case
Silk embroidered Vietnamese Purse
Vietnamese coconut bowls inlaid w mother of pearls - set of 2
Vietnamese Lacquered Chopstick sets with chopstick rest and case
Vietnamese Lacquered coconut shell bowls set w gold leaf and eggshell (4)
Bamboo Handmade Boat
Lacquered Vietnamese Bamboo Flute
Hmong Hand Emboidered Pillow Cases
Lacquered painting of Hmong girl
Small porcelain hand painted chinese tea set
Red Lacquered Gold Leaf Box
Red lacquered Gold Leaf Coaster Set
Matte lacquered Black Dragon Fly Pen Holder
Amongst many other items of artistic and authentic traditional value