Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) served up some salsa as more than 300 friends danced the samba, rumba and merengue at the lab’s spring benefit party, The Lab Goes Latin!
“For nine years, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association has organized very successful spring benefits with a jazz theme,” said Diane Fagiola, CSHL director of development. “With that in mind, through the creative talents of this year’s co-chair couples, Tim and Lisa Broadbent and John and Kate Friedman, a spicier and more festive atmosphere was introduced to celebrate the benefit’s 10th anniversary.”
The event, held May 10 at the Nature Conservancy in Cold Spring Harbor, featured a packed dance floor with music by the urban salsa band, Yerba Buena. Yerba Buena’s Latin sound brought smiles to the crowd as the band played some of its recently recorded singles that had never been performed before a live audience.
This fabulous evening raised more than $200,000 for cancer and neuroscience research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu