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Parkinson's Disease Foundation Invites You to Carnaval at the Copa

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is happy to announce that Carnaval at the Copa will take place on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the all new Copacabana Club 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. 

Mike Woods
of Fox 5’s Good Day New York will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Bob Benjamin, Jose Cruz, Peter Dorn, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Sharon Klein, Amy Sole, Douglas Stern, and Jeffrey Zygler are the Co-Chairs.  The evening will begin at 6:30 PM 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. 

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.

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


Source Date: Nov 02 2011