Brayton Purcell 'Dances Under the Stars' at the Art with a Heart 2008 Gala Auction

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Brayton Purcell is proud to sponsor the 15th Annual Art with a Heart 2008 Gala Auction benefiting the Ritter Center to be held on May 17, 2008. The Ritter Center is committed to providing a path to self-sufficiency for the homeless and working poor of Marin County.

Brayton Purcell is proud to sponsor the 15th Annual Art with a Heart 2008 Gala Auction benefiting the Ritter Center. The Ritter Center, also known as the "Marin Safety Net," provides services to the homeless, the working poor and other at-risk populations living in Marin County.

At this gala event, there will be not one but two auctions! The first will be held during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Featured items to be auctioned off include framed art as well as merchandise and services from local merchants. This will be followed by a delicious three-course meal catered by Insalata's. During the dinner, radio personality Gil Gross of KGO AM 810 will host a short program. Then, while continuing to enjoy the wonderful food from Insalata's, you will be able to join in the lively dinner auction featuring such exciting items as art from local Marin artists, the use of a luxury Squaw Valley condo during Marin's Ski Week, a guitar used in studio and belonging to Bob Weir, and much, much more. At 9:30 p.m., while the night is still young, dance under the stars to the Jesse Bradman Band playing rock classics and other tunes.

The event will be held in a beautiful, outdoor courtyard located at St. Vincent's School for Boys, 1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, California, on May 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Come join the fun! Purchase tickets online and dance the night away.

The Ritter Center -- Marin County's Safety Net
Founded in 1980, the Ritter Center has faithfully served the Marin community not only as a way for the homeless to re-enter society, but also as a safety net for the working poor and other populations at risk. The services they provide include a day service center for the homeless, client services such as emergency food and financial assistance, health services and seasonal programs. They run the largest food pantry in Marin serving over 1,000 people a month, one-third of which are children. To learn more about the Ritter Center's commitment to "self-sufficiency for all," please visit their web site.

Brayton Purcell and the Marin Community
Brayton Purcell, a California-based law firm located in Novato, specializes in asbestos law throughout the United States. The firm believes strongly in supporting both its local community as well as national causes. Brayton Purcell supports local events and groups such as the Novato Human Needs Center; Labor Day at the Lake; Climb California, Bike for Breath and Blow the Whistle on Asthma put on by the American Lung Association; Stepping Out to Celebrate Life put on by the Breast Cancer Foundation; and Bowl for Kids' Sake which benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters. National groups include the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.

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