Mass General Hospital for Children autism benefit raises big bucks

The annual Aspire Spring Gala, a benefit for a Massachusetts General Hospital for Children program that helps children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders raised over $1 million. Pictured are Stephanie Long, left, Shonda Schilling and Terry Hamilton. (MGH Photography)
The annual Aspire Spring Gala, a benefit for a Massachusetts General Hospital for Children program that helps children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders raised over $1 million. Pictured are Stephanie Long, left, Shonda Schilling and Terry Hamilton. (MGH Photography)

Thanks to some interesting auction items, the annual gala benefiting the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children’s program for children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders raised over $1.4 million this week. Guests, including Ann Marie and Daniel Gross, Tom Hamilton and wife Terry, Lyle Howland and Jack Manning, Dr. D. Scott McLeod, Kim and Eric Karofsky, Stephanie and David Long, Curt and Shonda Schilling, and Mass. General President Dr. Peter Slavin, bid on Super Bowl tickets, a backstage meet-and-greet with “Today” hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, and tickets to “Saturday Night Live.”

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