We were thrilled to kick off DBA ICC 2012 in the Vault Room of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse & Grill’s newest location across from the New York Stock Exchange!
A wonderful evening was shared by all as we were “Welcomed” back to New York from DMAF Executive Director Marie Arturi. We were delighted to have Jessica and Jeff Bond, parents of Angus Bond representing Captain Courageous, Australia. As our keynote speaker for the evening, Jeff Bond’s remarks focused on the hope and inspiration they as parents felt seeing the room filled with so many clinicians, scientists, and public health and research officials dedicated to finding a cure for DBA.
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A bit of history about the fabulous ‘Vault Room’!
In 1969, Bobby Van’s began in Bridgehampton, NY and is renowned for catering to the likes of Truman Capote and other literary giants. Bobby Van’s became so popular; Leona Helmsley personally swayed the owners to open their first of four Manhattan locations in 1996.
The Vault, where our dinner took place was once JP Morgan’s vault! The Vault was the first and largest safety deposit box repository rivaled only by one vault in Seattle. The Vault once held 8000 copper safety deposit boxes and the Vault door that you go through to enter weighs 5 tons!