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PDF Hosts Carnaval at the Copa

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is happy to announce the Carnaval at the Copa will take place on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the all new Copacabana located in the heart of Times Square in New York City.  The evening will feature live entertainment, dancing, a silent and live auction, casino games and a buffet dinner.  All proceeds will benefit PDF’s efforts to fund promising scientific research. 
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Bob Benjamin, Jose Cruz, Peter Dorn, Sharon Klein, Amy Sole, Douglas Stern, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel and Jeffrey Zygler are the Co-Chairs.  The evening will begin at 6:30pm and feature live entertainment by GDO Soul featuring Greg Denard.  Support levels are as follows:  Sponsorship levels at $5,000, $2,500, $500, $250 and $175; Tickets are available at $95 in advance and $125 when purchased at the door.

About the 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 the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated over $90 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $37 million to support national education and advocacy programs.

For additional information on the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and to purchase tickets, please visit or contact or (800) 457-6676.

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Source Date: Sep 15 2011