Bravo's Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009, to Attend Fundraising Gala Sponsored by Reality Cares

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A Caring Hand Gala supports The Billy Esposito Bereavement Center, a bereavement center for children who have lost a loved one. Named after a beloved husband and father who died tragically on September 11th, The Billy Esposito Bereavement Center is the only free-standing bereavement center in Manhattan.

Reality Cares and A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation proudly present "Handing Our Children a Brighter Future," a Fundraising Gala to be held Thursday April 30, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm at the Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York City. All proceeds from the event go to the Billy Esposito Bereavement Center.

The Gala will feature many special guests and celebrities including Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of Bravo's hit series "The Real Housewives of New York City," Ethan Zohn, Winner of Survivor: Africa and last year's honoree, Scott Herman of MTV's hit series "Real World: Brooklyn;" Kristen Dalton, the recently-crowned Miss USA 2009, among more names to be announced.

A silent auction will take place with fabulous auction items consisting of Nina Ricci watch collection, JR Yates men's jewelry, weekend NYC Hotel stays, and NYC dinner raffles. All food will be provided by A.J. Maxwell's, Bobby Van's, Danal, Grandaisy Bakery, Ivy Bakery, Macelleria, Planet Thailand, Po, Ricard Chocolat, Vermicelli and Victor's Café. Drinks will be sponsored by: AOC Fine Wines, Brooklyn Brewery, Bulldog Gin, Tommy Bahama Rum and One Natural Experience.

The Red Carpet & VIP Reception begin promptly at 6pm.

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About A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Bereavement Center

In 2008, A Caring Hand opened and now operates the only free-standing, comprehensive bereavement center in New York City. Programs and services offered at the Bereavement Center help children, teens, caregivers, teachers and professionals learn healthy ways of dealing with grief. For more information, please visit

About Reality Cares

Reality Cares is a volunteer organization whose mission is to help the reality television community give back and raise money for non-profits. Founded in 2004, Reality Cares has quickly become one of reality television's leading philanthropic organizations helping a wide range of charities on such issues as animal rights, HIV/AIDS research, sexual and domestic violence and children's causes. For more information on Reality Cares, please visit:

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