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The Anita Kaufmann Foundation Presents “The Purple Event”

On September 10, 2009, join The Anita Kaufmann Foundation for an evening of wine, food and designer fashion at the SONY Plaza Atrium in NYC (550 Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets). This fabulous celebrity event benefits The Anita Kaufmann Foundation’s groundbreaking 5th grade educational program for epilepsy awareness.

Over 60 designers will showcase pieces from their collections including: Brian Reyes, David Meister, Jaeger, Lauren Conrad Collection, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall and one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, Maria Pinto. All runway looks will be featured in a silent auction.

The event is being co-chaired by Alan Faneca of the New York Jets and his wife, Julie. Only 500 tickets are available to the public for this high fashion fundraiser.

Hosted by The Bachlorette’s Jillian Harris

Special appearances by:

Ana Ortiz and Mark Indelicato of Ugly Betty
Alex McCord of the Real Housewives of NYC
Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets
Musical performance by Elliott Yamin of American Idol!
Reshma Shetty of Royal Pains
Kelly Falk of America’s Next Top Model
Model/activist Summer Rayne Oakes

All proceeds go toward expanding the reach of the 5th grade epilepsy and seizure first aid educational program offered for free to schools across the United States.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!!! They are $100 in advance. Go to

Sponsored by SWAROVSKI, MAC Cosmetics, NINE WEST, W Hotels, Maybelline, UNVOGUE Magazine, and Fairway Supermarkets


Purple Day, our newest initiative, was a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe were asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy. The Anita Kaufmann Foundation teamed up with epilepsy organizations from around the world to help make Purple Day 2009 the best ever. As US Sponsor for Purple Day, AKFUS has created materials for distribution (see to download yours!) and hosted a premier Purple Day event on March 26, 2009.

Also take a look at the Facebook page for Purple Day For Epilepsy

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