On Monday, April 23, 2012, Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas is hosting Give Kids a Shot! National Meningitis Association Gala 2012, at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South in New York.
Cocktails and the silent auction kick off at 6:30pm for Give Kids a Shot! – a benefit to save lives in the fight against meningitis, a vaccine-preventable disease, followed by dinner and the NMA Awards.
Honorees include Jeri Acosta and Jerri Greenwell who will receive the Moms on Meningitis Award; and Sara Herbert-Galloway and Barry J. Klarberg, Monarch Wealth & Business Management, who will receive NMA’s Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award for their long standing support of NMA. Sanofi-Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi- Aventis Group, the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines will receive “NMA” Health Achievement Award.
This signature fundraising event will help NMA continue and expand its vital work in the fight against meningitis. Individual Tickets $500; Tables $10,000 to $100,000.
Honorary chairs Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. and Sharon Loeb and Nick Springer; Gala chairs Lenore Cooney, Cooney/Waters Group & Gary Springer, Springer Associates PR.
For tickets contact Susan Shattuck/ Laurie Krotman, Special Events Unlimited, 212-244-7333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Meningitis Association, Inc. (NMA) is a national non-profit charity founded in July, 2002. The primary goal of NMA is to educate and increase awareness of meningococcal disease. The founding members were personally affected by the tragedy of meningococcal disease.
NMA’s mission is to educate families, medical professionals and others about bacterial meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease.
In particular, NMA is focused on raising awareness and protection among adolescents and young adults, many of whom can be protected through education and vaccination efforts. For more information about NMA’s life-saving work please visit www.nmaus.org
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