Host an Event

We are so honored that schools, businesses, organizations, artists, sports teams, and celebrities have decided to host and be a part of awareness events for Penny’s Flight! If you’d like to help spread Penny’s mission through a hosted event, please fill out the details below.  We will send all necessary supplies for your pop-up PFF event!

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Spreading Wings for the Hospital for Special Surgery’s 2023 Benefit for Pediatrics

November 8, 2023 we raised over $2.1 MILLION for the Lerner Children’s Pavilion @hspecialsurgery and the newly renamed Penny Doerge Adaptive Academy.

Our hearts are bursting with pride and gratitude to all those who generously supported this event. Thank you to our amazing co chairs, corporate donors, and the HSS team for making the night so special and to our hero, Dr. Roger Widmann for his support over the last 17 years and for his incredible leadership at the hospital. Special thanks to Penny’s other doctors, Dr. Kaleb Yohay and Dr. David Harter for joining us for this celebration. We are so grateful.

We KNOW Penny would be so proud of us all and honored for the beautiful tribute of continuing her legacy at HSS with the PDAA, which will allow ALL children to live a beautiful and active life, just like she did.

NF World Awareness Day

Penny's Flight and The Children’s Tumor Foundation teamed up to bring the Long Island NF community together to shine a light and raise Awareness on NF World Awareness Day (May 17th). The event was one of many viewing parties across the country for the world premiere of a documentary following featuring NF Heroes, Cataleya Castanon, who lives with NF1, and Nicolas Lindeback, who lives with NF2. Watch a replay on

Positively Penny Pop-Ups

Over 35 schools across the country have held “Positively Penny” pop ups to raise awareness of Penny’s beautiful story and shine a light on NF. Various friends, and family members of Penny have hosted the events as well as spoken in front of their school communities to raise and awareness and funds. 

Play For Penny

Taft and Avon Boys Varsity Lacrosse teams played their final season’s game in honor of Penny. During the game, which was aired on ESPN, both schools wore “Play for Penny” tee shirts and raised money for the foundation. 

Pucks for Penny

Pomfret School, Penny’s alma mater, hosted and dedicated a JV girls hockey game vs. Choate school to raise awareness and funds for the foundation.

Art for A Cause with Anne Neilson

Well known artist and author, Anne Neilson organized a special pop-up art and sale of her most recent memoir, along with her home items, to benefit the foundation. Proceeds from ALL sales from the pop-up as well as online (www.anneneilsonhome) for the entire month of May, went back to the foundation.

Veronica Beard worldwide in-store shopping events

Over 120 co-hosts world wide joined together to host shopping events at 24 of the Veronica Beard stores across the country and in London and Toronto with proceeds of sales going back to the foundation.

Veronica Beard and the Islanders

Teamed up to spread wings and shine a light – Veronica Beard and the Islanders hockey team teamed up with special customized VB jackets in the Isles Lab store at their UBS arena. Proceeds of sales from the shopping event went back to the foundation.

Paintings for Penny

Inspired by Penny’s spirit, over 200 kids have gathered together to paint the world the color of Penny’s love: colors of peace, positivity, joy, faith, hope, compassion, happiness, rainbows and sunshine.  The color of love, and the art of love, has helped others feel inspired and spread their own wings. 

Well-known landscape artist Richard Dupont also hosted a painting class for young artists with 100% of proceeds of tickets going back to the foundation.

Love Shack Fancy in-store shopping events

One of Penny’s favorite brands generously hosted an in-store shopping event with all of Penny’s friends who shopped the afternoon away in support of the foundation. Special “Penny butterfly skirts” were made in honor of Penny and sold out.