In 2022, the Pequeno Príncipe Gala was once again held in person, and New York was chosen to host the event. With the advancement of vaccination campaigns around the world, and the results brought by it – a considerable reduction in serious cases of COVID-19, as well as deaths –, following the guidelines of the health authorities, the institution decided to resume its gala dinner. And the event’s return to the traditional model could not be anywhere but the Big Apple.
The Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2022: celebrating life and health was held at Gotham Hall on October 14. Once again, the event had the support of philanthropic supporters Daniele Giacomazzi Behring and Amalia Spinardi Thompson Motta – who, in such a committed and solidary way, mobilize efforts for the success of the initiative.
With the return to the face-to-face model, the event was once again highlighted by the tasty and refined menu prepared by renowned chefs, led by the Gala’s patron, chef Claude Troisgros, who for over ten years has enhanced the initiative with his participation.
The two years of the pandemic in Pequeno Príncipe were marked by a lot of financial difficulty, but also by a lot of determination of each of its professionals to continue assisting everyone who needed healthcare during this period. At no time did the Hospital stop serving patients in the 35 specialties offered. In transplants, for example, it reached, in 2021, the historic mark of 282 procedures performed.
Among the initiatives to mobilize society to support the cause of children’s health, the Pequeno Príncipe Gala stands out. The event has been held for 11 years, which together have raised more than US$ 4.9 million for the institution’s assistance and research activities.