New York, New York (Vocus) July 9, 2010
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is sponsoring The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America’s Love. Give. Life. Benefit. This fundraising event is organized to increase awareness of Living Donations – an innovative and alternative way of connecting patients in need of organs with suitable donors. The benefit will be held at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York City on July 9, 2010, 7:30pm featuring musical guest Rusted Root.
Founded in 2008, the mission of The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation is to inspire people to become living donors and to encourage kidney patients to use non-traditional means of reaching suitable living donors.
The Flood Sisters Foundation grew out of the sisters’ efforts to save their father’s life by locating a living, unrelated kidney donor on Craigslist. This first-ever social media-based approach to locate a living donor resulted in their father avoiding the delays often experienced by patients who rely on a national registry -- waiting for kidneys from cadavers while undergoing years of dialysis. It also sparked a whirlwind of media attention and has lead to three successful organ transplants.
NAPW is honored to sponsor The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation’s Love. Give. Life. Benefit!
Love.Give.Life. Benefit Details
The event will be held at the Broad Street Ballroom, in the Wall Street area of New York City, at 41 Broad Street, at 7:30 PM. Music will be provided by the jam band, Rusted Root and opening acts, American Idol semifinalist Melissa Ann, Iyanna, and the northwest’s pop sensation, Ron Greene.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres sponsored by The Capital Grille and a 2 hour open bar provided by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and Prospero Winery.
A silent fundraising auction at the event will feature special gifts from such great names as Ivanka Trump, Trump International Hotel, BMW of Manhattan, Tory Burch, Nike, Titleist, Lord and Taylor, gifts from Michael Jordon, Disney, Aspen Sports, Hotel Jerome of Aspen, Co., Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Co., The New York Yankees, The New York Mets, The New York Rangers, Stephie Graf tennis, Styx autographed guitar, The New York Giants, The New York Jets, The New York Knicks and more!
Featured speakers include Grizz Chapman from the hit TV show, 30 Rock and Carol Evans, CEO of Working Mother Magazine, the event’s media sponsor. Celebrity host to be announced.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.floodsisters.org for $75.00. $100 at the door thereafter. $25.00 for students with valid student photo Id.
For more information, contact The Flood Sisters Foundation at 646-287-2900.