The 30th Anniversary Gala Reception
featuring select Northern California Wines paired with Gourmet Foods, Silent Auction, Dancing, and Entertainment.
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
Research, Support and Awareness Programs
Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Battery Gardens Restaurant
17 State Street, New York, NY
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2012. NAAF began in 1981 when thirteen people in Northern California formed a small local support group for individuals with alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that leads to hair loss in children and adults. In the intervening years, NAAF has grown to be the leading and most trusted nonprofit organization serving people with alopecia areata, raising public consciousness of this disease, and searching for a cure.
Wine and Food Pairing
Winemakers Michael Eddy from Louis Martini Winery and David Hopkins from Bridlewood Estate Winery will be chaperoning the wine and food pairing experience. For David, guiding the wine means treating it gingerly, with an artist's hand. With more than 25 vintages behind him, David knows exactly how to find the best grapes in the hidden corners of the Central Coast. In the winery, Michael relishes each phase of the winemaking process. With a vision for the finished wine in mind at the outset, he experiments with modern techniques along the way.
David and Michael have taken our menu choices and paired them with select Northern California wines. Get a taste of Sonoma and the Central Coast with this selection of gourmet recipes, each created to pair beautifully with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Silent Auction will feature an array of high ticket items. Highlights Inlcude:
- an Argentinean wine trip featuring three nights at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires and two nights at the Park Hyatt Mendoza with a private tour of the Bodega Catena Zapata winery;
- 2 rare, signed & framed THOMAS KINCADE Paintings.
- a Northern California wine trip to Sonoma County with airfare, three nights’ accommodations and private tour of the MacMurray Ranch winery;
- a selection of 19 designer handbags;
- fine watches from Android, USA, Armani and Invictus;
- a one-of-a-kind pick of rare sports memorabilia featuring items from such past legends as Duke Snider and Yogi Berra up to current superstars Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow;
- and much, much more culled from the latest in personal electronics, cosmetics, jewelry and fine dining.
National Alopecia Areata Foundation 30th Anniversary Heroes
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation’s 30th Anniversary celebration would not be possible without the dedication, loyalty, and enthusiasm shown by longtime NAAF Heroes. These individuals have devoted thousands of hours to help those with alopecia areata and we are grateful for their service during our first 30 years. We are pleased to honor our 30th Anniversary Heroes with displays of their photos and accomplishments surrounding the Gala setting and in our printed commemorative gala program.
Angela Christiano, PhD
David Norris, MD
(Previously Honored Science Heroes: Drs Vera H. Price and Lowell Goldsmith)
Honorary 30th Anniversary Committee
The Honorable Gary Ackerman, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Tim Bishop, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Anna Eshoo, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, United States Senate
The Honorable Rush Holt, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Steve Israel, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Peter King, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Charles Schumer, United States Senate
The Honorable Jackie Speier, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Lynn Woolsey, United States House of Representatives
Jeff and Jenny Kelter
Allison Waggoner, Shop NBC Host
Charlie and Lauran Walk
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD
A Special Thank You to our Main Sponsor, E & J Gallo Winery
If you are unable to attend the gala we hope you will make a generous donation to NAAF instead. You can follow this link to our special donation page>>>>>>