The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) held its annual CARNAVAL event at Chelsea's Slate. The evening featured live entertainment by DJ Brenda Black, Samba dancing, games of chance, raffles, premium which raised $40,000 to benefit PDF’s research programs.
The scintillating evening honored Copacabana Club and one of the creators of CARNAVAL. Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Sharon Klein, Amy Sole, Douglas Stern and Jeffrey Zygler were 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 were the Host Committee.
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 million 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 programs.
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation thanks it's in-kind contributors including Amtrak, Divi Resorts, and Oheka castle for their support of Carnaval.
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