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PDF Hosts CARNAVAL at Slate on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is happy to announce that its annual CARNAVAL will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 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 Peter Dorn, longtime member of PDF's Board of Directors, co-owner of the Copacabana Club and one of the creators of CARNAVAL. Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Sharon Klein, Amy Sole, Douglas Stern and Jeffrey Zygler are CARNAVAL Co-Chairs. Roy Alcalay, M.D., Melissa Barry, Kelly Bresnahan, Caitlin Carey, Randy Colahan, Christine Colón, M.S., Megan Costello, Jaina Dambra, Rob Dickar, Robin Elliott, Genna Farber, Jason Grunberg, Paddi Hurley, Sarah Janicki, Angela Latigona, Arlene Levine, Laureen Lipsky, Jorge Lizarralde, Mary Looram, Carly Masucci, Nancy Ozelli, Eddie Pelto, Lisa Scudera, Scott Shushansky, Marisa Silber, Louis Vitale, Dan Volpe, Linda Yang and Robert Yang are the Host Committee.

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: Jan 10 2013