Celebrate CAF President Viola's Birthday and Help Fight Thalassemia

July 14, 2009 – CAF National Executive Director Gina Cioffi invites you to celebrate a special birthday while raising funds to fight thalassemia.


Dear Friends,

CAF National President Anthony Viola turns 50 years old this year. I am thrilled that Tony is hitting this milestone, but I’m even more excited that he has agreed to let CAF use his birthday as the basis for a unique fund raising event on September 23. To celebrate this occasion and to share this special day in a way that will benefit the Foundation, a combination birthday party and fund raiser will be held at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, NY.

TonyThis gesture is so typical of the passion and dedication that Tony brings to the Foundation. I have been involved with the thalassemia community since 1994, and I have had plenty of chances to witness Tony in action on behalf of those dealing with thalassemia. Tony stands out in his passion to see that our patients receive the best possible care and that the Foundation has the resources to move forward in our quest for a cure.

A milestone such as a 50th birthday is often the occasion for special gifts. The only birthday present that Tony wants is that we use this occasion to raise significant funds for the foundation.

Help us give Tony the greatest birthday ever and support this event by purchasing an advertisement in our Tribute Journal or by attending. Ad rates range from $50 to $500. If you would like to attend, tickets are $150.00 each or through packages. Details and an order form can be downloaded by clicking here; for more information or to make reservations or place an ad, contact Alyssa Youngerman (a.youngerman@cooleysanemia.org, 212-279-8090).

RSVP and journal ad deadline is September 11, 2009. Please make sure you respond by that date so you don’t miss this wonderful evening celebrating a wonderful individual.



Gina Cioffi

National Executive Director

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