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Third Annual Copa Benefit is Most Successful Yet!

On an unseasonably warm November night, more than 600 people (our largest crowd to date!) swarmed to the Parkinsonís Disease Foundationís Third Annual Carnaval at the Copa to raise funds for PDFís research programs. New York Cityís legendary Copacabana nightclub served for the third time on November 15 as the venue for an evening of fun and philanthropy, especially among young professionals in the metropolitan area. Total proceeds of the event, including profits from spectacular live and silent auctions, were more than $235,000 ó the best yet!

Peter Dorn, PDF Board Member, event Co-Chair and co-owner of the Copa, welcomed the crowd and explained the potential that Parkinsonís science holds if it is properly funded. Taking Peterís words to heart, guests bid on the fantastic silent auction items and packed around casino tables to give all that they could to support Parkinsonís research. Throughout the night, the band GDO Soul provided their rocking sound to keep the dance floor full.

The talented and impressive volunteer steering committee, headed by event Co-Chairs Peter Dorn, Sharon Klein and Doug Stern, joins PDF in thanking the many people who helped make this event a success. This group would particularly like to thank our gracious Honorary Chair Julianna Margulies; dynamic emcee Bruce Beck; the outstanding Copa staff; and of course the friends and sponsors whose contributions made the entire event so wonderful. Special thanks are also extended to the anonymous friend of PDF who generously donated a matching gift of $50,000. Stay tuned for information on the next Carnaval at the Copa!

Source Date: Dec 01 2006