NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF) will honor one of its longest standing and most passionate supporters, the respected former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul A. Volcker, Chairman of the Board, CPIRF on Thursday, September 27 at The Pierre in New York City.
Hundreds of guests are expected for the elegant event which will honor Volcker, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan (1979-1987) and Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Barack Obama (2009-2011). Volcker, whose son James was born with CP, has been a driving force behind research to improve the lives of those with CP and related developmental disabilities. Hosting the evening's activities will be the prominent financial journalist Ron Insana, CNBC and MSNBC contributor and Host of the Market Scoreboard Reports on radio stations around the country.
Among the many VIPs expected to attend are: Dinner Co-Chairs Ray Dalio, Founder, President & CIO, Bridgewater Associates, LP, Eugene A. Ludwig, Founder & CEO, Promontory Financial Group, LLC and Robert Wolf, Founder & CEO, 32 Advisors, LLC. Comedian Josh Blue, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing who also lives with CP, will give a special performance that evening.
Proceeds from the event will support the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to funding research and educational activities directly relevant to discovering scientific, clinical and practical innovations that improve the lives of those with cerebral palsy and related developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1955, CPIRF has contributed more than $40 million for research grants to support approximately 500 research projects in the biomedical and clinical sciences and in bioengineering. The Foundation has provided guidance, funds and other resources to research programs in the United States, the Middle East, Canada, the UK, Australia and Greece as part of its global commitment to research and medical discoveries. Additional information can be found at http://www.cpirf.org/.
The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation Benefit "Hope Through Research" will take place Thursday, September 27, at The Pierre, New York City. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.
For information and tickets, contact the Benefit Office at (212) 245-6570 or email [email protected]. For media inquiries, contact Sal Cataldi/Kaitlin Lindsey – Cataldi PR – (212) 244-9797 – [email protected] [email protected].
SOURCE Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation