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Raising the Stakes, An Evening to Benefit the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) will hold its annual Raising the Stakes benefit at Capitale located at 130 Bowery in New York City.  Proceeds from this exciting and fun-filled evening will help PDF continue its vital work of funding promising scientific research.  

Enjoy an evening of playing various casino games, a delicious buffet dinner, live music and dancing and a chance to win exciting prizes contributed by Southwest Airlines, Bose, Macy’s, Dyson, Keurig, The Daily Show, Steve Madden, the New York Knicks and New York Sports Club.  This exciting evening will begin at 7 PM with a cocktail reception.  

Support levels are as follows:  Sponsorship opportunities at $20,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, and $250; Tickets at $135 in advance and $145 at the door with a special ticket price – 2 tickets for $195 – if purchased online by November 3rd.  Tickets may be purchased by visiting

Event Co-Chairs are Jose Cruz, Peter Dorn, Dan Spantono, Amy Sole and Jeffrey Zygler.  Mr. Cruz summed up his commitment to the cause: “My involvement stems from the fact that my grandmother has Parkinson’s.  I see what she goes through every day and wanted to help her and others by contributing time and energy to PDF.  I think this event is a great way to raise money for a fantastic organization that helps so many people.”

About Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.  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.  PDF is working for nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $85 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world and has funded over $34 million worth of educational and advocacy programs to support people with Parkinson’s, their families and care partners.  

For information on the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, please visit or call (800) 457-6676.

For press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates at (212) 980-1711 or at

Source Date: Nov 10 2010