By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Now that she has won an Emmy, Brooklyn Heights' Lena Dunham stands to win a lot more awards.
The star, director and executive producer of the hit HBO series “Girls” will be among the honorees at Lutheran HealthCare’s 130th anniversary dinner-dance set to take place in May.
Lutheran HealthCare is the company which operates the hospital Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, as well as senior citizen houses and family clinics all over southern Brooklyn. Shore Hill, a senior citizens apartment house on Shore Road in Bay Ridge, is a Lutheran HealthCare property.
Lutheran HealthCare and its board of trustees announced that in addition to Dunham, awards will be presented at the black-tie dinner to Kevin Lobo, president and chief executive officer of Stryker Corporation, and Dr. Pierre ZalZal of Lutheran Medical Center.
The dinner-dance will take place on Saturday, May 18, at Pier Sixty at the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
For the fifth year, Michael Gargiulo, WNBC-TV anchor, will serve as emcee.
The annual dinner dance is Lutheran HealthCare's primary fundraiser, according to company officials. Proceeds from this year's event will be used to purchase two roof-top generators that will strengthen Lutheran Medical Center’s ability to respond during extreme weather emergencies, officials said.
Super-storm Sandy hit New York City hard, forcing three city hospitals to evacuate. Lutheran Medical Center was able to stay open during the storm, accepting patients throughout New York City area.
“In addition to raising funds, the event celebrates Lutheran's 130-year legacy of providing quality care to the communities of Brooklyn and highlights special individuals who have made contributions to Lutheran and the patients we serve,” according to a statement from Lutheran HealthCare.