Deets: The Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) will hold its ninth annual Celebrate Spring New York at Marquee located at 289 10th Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets in New York City on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Proceeds from the evening will support PDF’s research programs.
Celebrate Spring New York was founded by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease. They joined together to create the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s. Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring New York, which has raised nearly $675,000 since its inception.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. 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. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $110 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and an additional $47 million to support education and advocacy programs.
Who You May Spot:Vice-Chairs: Founders: G. Pennington Egbert III, Georgina B. Schaeffer and Missy Egbert Sheehan.
Co-Chairs: G. Pennington Egbert III, Gregory and Barbara Romero, Jonathan Romero, Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan.
Vice-Chairs: W. Alexander Budney, Andrew S. Gustin, George and Peggy Hebard, Josh and Melissa Raskin, Adam and Kim Wolfberg, Darren and Michele Wolfberg.
Host Committee: David Bickford, James G. Bohannon, Nicholas and Lexi Brandfon, Billy and Christina Bryan, Billy Busko, Tripp Callan, Marika Pritchett-Casey and Paul Casey, Julie Cho, Mark Coatney and Kristina Dell, Christopher and Lauren Corrinet, Elissa Coughlin, Justin de la Chappelle, Alexandra Dell, Miguel and Joanna Escalon, Stephen and Catherine Farrelly, Jeff and Laurie Ferris, Melissa Fisher, Willie and Christina Geist, Nicole Hayes, Missy Heanue, Hylton Heard, Phillips and Shannon Johnston, Chris and Jackie Keber, Susie and Doug Kerridge, Molly Lamdin, Marc Lewinstein, Angeliki Manias, Todd and Kristin McClutchy, Ellen McGrath, Anna Vietor McLaughlin and Andrew McLaughlin, Chasen Mintz and Greg Todora, Michael Passaro, Thorne and Tatiana Perkin, Sam and Pheobe Polk, Jeff and Sarah Pribyl, William Rabbe, Fatima Sanandaji, Liz Scanlon, Robert and Heather Schaefer, Richard Griffith and Elizabeth Schoening, Michael Sellman and Amy Grace, Arthur Sheehan, Petra and Donald Shillingburg, Marisa Silber, Nicholas Singer, Andrew Solar, John J, Stewart, Edward and Liz Swenson, John Thomas, Courtney Urfer Thompson and Benjamin Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Jedediah and Agnes Turner, Dan Urban, Tielman Van Vleck, Dean and Lynette Vanderwarker, Edward M. Vietor, JP Wartman, Katie Wartman, Peter and Marie Webel, Kevin and Libby Wildes, Charlie and McDowell Winn.
Hint For The Average Socialite: The event will begin at 8:00 PM with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and dancing, with music provided by DJ Brenda Black. Support levels are as follows: sponsorships at $5,000, $2,500, $1,250, $500, $475 and $250 and individual tickets at $165. Tickets are available now!
For more information on the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, call (800) 457-6676 or visit www.pdf.org/csny.