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|
|Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside|
|Optimal Care, Inc.|
|Wayne State University Physicians Group - Neurology|
|Starla Zehr, P.C.|
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
Click here to view the 2014 A Night Of A Thousand Stars pictures by Subi Bhandari, Photographer.
2013 A Night Of A Thousand Stars Event
A Night of A Thousand Stars, MPF's annual benefit which was held on November 2, 2013 at St. John's Conference & Banquet Center in Southfield, celebrated not only people affected by Parkinson's disease, but our Thirtieth Anniversary! To top it off, Michigan Parkinson Foundation also honored its President, Dr. Peter LeWitt, who marks his 30th year as a vital part of MPF in January 2014.
Joining in on the festivities were 250 people, including representatives from many support groups throughout the state, Board Members, Professional Advisory Board Members, and friends.
The elegant St. John Armenian Church and Conference Center in Southfield proved to be a superb venue, serving excellent food. Entertainment and dancing music was provided by The Henry Ford Big Band, an ensemble of 17 musicians who are world renown. The emcee was radio personality, columnist and celebrity spokesperson, Linda Lanci, back for her fourth year. The photographer was Subi Bhandari. All volunteered their time and talents to this event. Attendees raved about the evening - its warmth, the elegant atmosphere and exciting silent raffle prizes. We will post earnings shortly. All proceeds will be used for MPF's upcoming 2014 education and support programs.
Click here to view the 2013 A Night Of A Thousand Stars pictures by Subi Bhandari, Photographer.
Thanks to Committee Members:
William Suminski, Chairperson
Glen and Carol Kramarich
Our Gracious Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Anonymous, in honor of Larry Foy
Platinum Sponsor - Neil King Physical Therapy of Rochester Hills & Novi
Dr. Ronald & Anita Taylor in Honor of Lorraine Applebaum
Helping Hand Home Healthcare of Royal Oak
Keller Williams Realty Lakeside
Starla Zehr, P.C.
Media Sponsor: My Magazine