A special evening of hope, gratitude and inspiration, working to save the lives of mothers and babies around the world

Despite being one of the oldest diseases on record, preeclampsia - a pregnancy-related disorder - remains one of the leading causes of mothers and babies dying around the world. New moms and babies represent one of the major patient groups in need of life-saving blood transfusions. This year's 7th annual Saving Grace dinner gala is a unique collaboration between two complementary and vital organizations- The Foundation for America's Blood Centers and the Preeclampsia Foundation- delivering solutions. All monies raised will be shared equally between the two organizations.  

Together, with your help, we can save lives.
Saving Grace is almost here... So act now!
  1. AttendPurchase your regular and VIP tickets today. Tables seat 10 people, so purchase in groups if you'd like to sit with friends.
  2. NEW!! Start Planning Your Bids. Our onsite Live Auction will include exciting and diverse packages, which you can preview here.
  3. Make a Donation. Even if you cannot attend, your tax-deductible donation will go directly to life-saving education and research.
  4. Be a Sponsor. All packages include tickets and opportunities for on-site recognition. Contact Event Coordinator Carla Capone for more details.
  5. Can't Attend? Look for coming details on how you can participate in the evening from afar.

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    The evening's program will be inspiring and entertaining. We're grateful for the participation of  the following featured guests:
    Mistress of Ceremonies
    Diana Williams
    Reporter & Anchor
    WABC Eyewitness News

    with feature music from
    New York City Composer/Conductor
    Why Preeclampsia? Why Blood?
    Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Pregnant women and babies are one of the population groups most in need of blood transfusions. Consider...
    • In the U.S., a woman is diagnosed with severe preeclampsia every 6 minutes.
    • Worldwide, preeclampsia claims the lives of an estimated 500,000 babies and 76,000 mothers each year.
    • Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
    • 38,000 pints of blood are needed each year in the U.S. alone.
    • There is no substitute for blood. It simply must be donated.
    • Preeclampsia is a key risk marker for women's heart disease.
    • Half of all pregnant women do not know preeclampsia's warning signs.
    • Less than 8% of those eligible to donate blood actually do so. 

    November 12, 2011
    Grand Ballroom

     VIP Reception: 5 pm

    General Reception: 6 pm

    Dinner: 7 pm


    Join Event Chairs
    Patrick Dignan, Board Chairman,
    Preeclampsia Foundation and
    Lauren Ward Larsen,
    President and Chief Ambassador,
    Foundation for America's Blood Centers
    along with Vice Chairs
    David Perez
    President and CEO
    CaridianBCT, Inc.
    Allan Ross
    Pall Life Sciences, West Hemisphere
    Nicholas J. Valeriani
    Company Group Chairman
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

    Please review our
    for more information
    on accommodations
     near the Hilton New York
    1665 Avenue of the Americas, NYC.
    Central Parking Rates:
    2-10 hours: $40.00
    10+ hours: $51.00 ($61.00 for SUV)

     For more information, contact Carla Capone at the event office 212.213.1166 or email events@carlacapone.com.


    Life of Hope Sponsors


    Saving Grace Sponsors

    Toronto Dominion                                                  
    Bank Group                                                   
    Mr. & Mrs. Allan Ross
    Foundation Friends
          BloodSource (Sacramento)    Carter BloodCare (Dallas)      Columbia University Medical Center 
    Institute for Transfusions Medicine     New York Blood Center    Blood Bank of Delmarva
    Gen-Probe, Inc.   Merrill Lynch (Wigand Lindsey Harris Group)    Fark, Inc.
    5P Foundation (Pahuja Family)    Charles E. Green, Jr.    Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD
    Novartis    Phyllis August, MD, MPH   Eleni & Demetri Tsigas and Family

    The Preeclampsia Foundation (PF) and the Foundation for America's Blood Centers (FABC) are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
    The PF's federal tax ID is 91-2073087 and FABC's federal tax ID is 52-2038372.

    This is a SWEET fundraising site by Blue Sky Collaborative
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