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A Night of a Thousand Stars Event

Night of a Thousand Stars

2015 A Night Of A Thousand Stars Event

The 2015 “A Night of a Thousand Stars” was held on Saturday November 14, 2015 at the beautiful Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren. The evening was spectacular and the 260 guests that attended had a great time. Brandon Roux, meteorologist from WDIV – Detroit, was the emcee this year and was wonderful! Everyone was thrilled to meet and spend time with our Special Guest Ted Lindsay, Hall of Famer and Detroit Red Wing! One highlight of the evening was when Brandon and Ted did a Live Auction of an “Original Six” National Hockey League collage. We were fortunate to have such special people take time out of their busy schedules to attend our event. Entertainment was once again provided by the spectacular Cosmic Groove Band, which kept the dance floor full all night.

Attendees were kept busy viewing and bidding on lots of Silent Auction Items as well as purchasing tickets for the 50/50 and Cash Raffles, and the Instant Games Collage. The event grossed over $44,000 and will allow Michigan Parkinson Foundation to continue their support, education and assistance to those affected by Parkinson’s disease and their families. Photos (taken by Subi Bhandari) are posted below.

This year, MPF honored the dedicated people who have been on the committee to plan this special event for many years. It is their creativity, enthusiasm and determination that has made “A Night of A Thousand Stars” so meaningful to so many.

  • Lorraine Applebaum
  • Carol Cummins
  • Paula and Larry Foy
  • Carol & Glen Kramarich
  • Adele Pleatman
  • Connie & John Spiteri

Our sincere gratitude to our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:  AbbVie
Platinum: Lance Industries, Neil King Physical Therapy, US World Meds
Gold: OptimEyes, Anita and Ron Taylor, TEVA Neuroscience,
  Wayne State University Physicians Groups, Neal and Esther Zalenko
Silver: Bodman PLC, Keller Williams Realty Lakeside (Dave Klaft),
  Keller Williams Realty (Mark Warren), Lundbeck, Starla Zehr, PC
 Media: Hour Magazine


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 Night of a Thousand Stars

2014 A Night Of A Thousand Stars Event

The 2014 Night of A Thousand Stars (November 8, 2014) was again held at the beautiful St. John's Conference and Banquet Center in Southfield. What an enjoyable evening for the 200 guests who came. Carol Green, humorist, was the emcee this year and kept the ball rolling from the opening to close. The Cosmic Groove band was exciting and added to the festivities. Terrye Mock and Cheryl McIlhon, professional dancers who are conducting dance classes for people with Parkinson's, led their students in a demonstration of what fun dance can be. It was great to see the smiles of those who participated. Subi Bhandari again was our photographer (see photos of this year's event below), and HOUR Magazine was the media sponsor and featured photos of the event on their website.

This year, in addition to the silent auction, a Chinese Raffle, cash raffle and Lottery lottery were held, helping Michigan Parkinson Foundation to gross more than $44,000! Thank you to everyone who contributed. A special thanks to the sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:  TEVA Neurologics 
Platinum: Neil King Physical Therapy
Gold: Neal and Esther Zalenko
  Anita and Ron Taylor in honor of Lorraine Applebaum
Silver: Bodman Law
  Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside
  Optimal Care, Inc.
  Wayne State University Physicians Group - Neurology
  Starla Zehr, P.C.
Comerica Volunteers  



We are fortunate to have spectacular volunteers on the planning committee:

  • Chairman Bill Suminski
  • Lorraine Applebaum
  • Carol Cummins
  • Carol Green
  • Deborah Hardison Hill
  • Carol & Glen Kramarich
  • Dr. Shana Krstevska
  • Susan Perry-Nolte
  • Adele & Mark Pleatman
  • Connie & John Spiteri


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