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Celebrate Spring New York to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
April 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) will hold its eighth annual Celebrate Spring New York at TAO Downtown located at 92 Ninth Avenue in New York City on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Proceeds from the evening will benefit PDF’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, which prepares future leaders in Parkinson’s disease research and care.
G. Pennington Egbert III, Gregory and Barbara Romero, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., and Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan are the Co-Chairs. W. Alexander Budney, Andrew S. Gustin, George and Peggy Hebard, Josh and Melissa Raskin, Adam and Kim Wolfberg, and Darren and Michele Wolfberg are the Vice-Chairs.
Celebrate Spring New York was founded by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease. They joined together to create the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s. Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring New York, which has raised over $575,000 since its inception.
The event will begin at 8:00 PM with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and dancing, with music provided by DJ Brenda Black. Support levels are as follows: sponsorships at $5,000, $2,500, $1,250, $500, $475 and $250 and individual tickets at $165. The $475 ticket level offers admittance to Celebrate Spring New York and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation annual gala, Bal du Printemps, on Tuesday, May 19 at The Metropolitan Club. Sponsorships and tickets may be purchased in advance at www.pdf.org/csny.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. Created by William Black, the founder of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $105 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and has committed an additional $44 million to support education and advocacy programs.
For more information on the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, call (800) 457-6676 or visit www.pdf.org/csny.
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