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PDF Hosts Annual CARNAVAL at Slate on Wednesday, November 14

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is happy to announce that its annual CARNAVAL will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at SLATE located at 54 West 21st Street in New York City.  The evening will begin at 6:30 PM and will feature live entertainment by DJ Brenda Black, Samba dancing, a silent and live auction, games of chance and a buffet dinner. All proceeds from CARNAVAL, which has raised $500,000 since its inception, will benefit PDF’s research programs.

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The event will honor PDF Board Member Peter Dorn.  Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Sharon Klein, Amy Sole, Douglas Stern and Jeffrey Zygler are CARNAVAL Co-Chairs.

Support levels are as follows:  Sponsorship levels at $7,500, $5,000, $2,500, $500, $250 and $220.  Tickets are available at $135 in advance and $150 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 $96 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $40 million to support national education and advocacy programs.

PDF thanks its in-kind contributors, including Amtrak, Divi Resorts and Oheka Castle, for their support of CARNAVAL.

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 or at (212) 980-1711.

Source Date: Oct 04 2012