21 March, 2010

Benefit for the Children Protection and Education in Burma, Thailand

I'm collaborating with Network 355, a NYC based network of women who volunteer their expertise to raise awareness about humanitarian and cultural causes, on the Child Protection and The Education Center at Mae Too Clinic benefit. Please join this wonderful cause.

THE GOAL:
Heighten awareness of the horrific plight of the Burmese people, especially the children. To generate funds to provide food, shelter, education and medical care for the Burmese child refugees at Mae Tao Clinic.


PROGRAM
  • Open Bar and Buffet Style dinner
  • Burmese dance performance, photography exhibition by The Open Society Institute, presentation by Heroes Serving Humanity, video message from Dr. Cynthia Maung
  • Silent auction items from Michael Kors, Lancome, Chanel, Swarovski, Sabina Les, N : F : P, New Form Perspective, Delirius Design, Kimberly Hotel, Julia Dale Group, Momo Art, Aroma M, BeautiControl and Naxart. 
  • Exciting gift bags. Among the sponsors and gift bag contributors are Elle Magazine, Ito En, Lindt Chocolates, Sapporo Beer, Crunch Fitness, Kunduru Music, Mednik Events, Thai Express, TSR Sushi , Sabina Les, and Causecast.
EVENT DETAILS:
  • Date / Time: April 7th, 2010 / 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Venue: Friar’s Club, 57 East 55th Street, 2nd Floor (www.friarsclub.com)
  • Admission: $100 Early Bird before 3/22, $150 Standard Admission
FUNDS RECEPIENT: Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) www.maetaoclinic.org
Established in 1989, the Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), founded and directed by Dr. Cynthia Maung, provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. The clinic is led by Dr. Cynthia Maung who has received many honors for her humanitarian work including recognition as an “Asian Hero” by TIME magazine in 2003, and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, just to name a few.

ORGANIZERS:
FREE BURMA ALLIANCE is a coalition of human rights and humanitarian relief organizations dedicated to raising awareness about humanitarian crisis in Burma
NETWORK 355 is a NYC based network of women who volunteer their expertise to raise awareness about humanitarian and cultural causes.

Tickets on sale now at burmabenefit.eventbrite.com
Contact info: Jeremy Taylor jeremy@freeburmaalliance.org & Elena Tchainikova et@network355.org

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