Left to right: Jerry Cudzil with winners Gary Narvaez, Brian Behrens, & Shirley Chan

Left to right: Jerry Cudzil with winners Gary Narvaez, Brian Behrens, & Shirley Chan

Oh, what a night!!! Jerry Cudzil’s 11th Annual Night to Fight Cancer was an overwhelming success and so much fun! Over 100 guests enjoyed an evening of poker playing, cocktails and gourmet food at the Midtown Loft, which affords stunning views of the Empire State Building and the iconic New York City skyline.

It was a beautiful low 70 degrees on the terrace that night as guests enjoyed the catering of Scoozi Events, tasting items such as the mini grilled cheese sandwiches, pigs in a pretzel, chicken tacos, veggie samosas, crab cakes, tuna on an LRG embossed cracker, crème brulee, deconstructed s’mores and ice cream sandwiches. Specialty cocktails were created for the evening, including the Strawberry Blonde, a lemonade based drink, and the Jalapeno Pineapple Martini.

Big Eastern Casino ensured that everyone had a really great time. Those who were not playing in the poker tournament had the opportunity to play blackjack, mingle with others on the terrace, or watch the Yankee game.

Excitement built throughout the evening as players were eliminated and others moved on to the final round. The LRG was able to generate over $80,000 thanks to our generous participants.

Many thanks to our Night to Fight Cancer sponsors: Clearview Capital Management, RBC Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities and Investors Bank. Congratulations to our winners: First place Brian Behrens, second place, Gary Narvaez and third place, Shirley Chan.