LIFELINE NEW YORK CHARITY EVENT AT LE CIRQUE
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG GIFT CERTIFICATE, NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S SIGNED TENNIS RACQUET AND MANY OTHER AMAZING ITEMS BID AT THE SILENT AUCTION
New York, 12 October 2012 – Lifeline New York Charity Organization, under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Katherine, organized a traditional charity lunch at the Le Cirque restaurant in New York in aid of equipping the sensory room for children with autism in Serbian city of Pirot. During this humanitarian event, over forty thousand US dollars have been raised.
Besides Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, HE. Mr. Vuk Jeremic and Mrs. Natasa Jeremic, and Mrs Ban Soon-taek, wife of United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, also attended the event.
The charity lunch was held in aid of children with disabilities in Serbia. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine long struggle to help Serbia’s people and children to have more dignified lives, medical treatment and opportunities to advance in education was presented at the charity lunch at Le Cirque restaurant. Lifeline New York’s Benefit Committee Chairperson Mr. David M. Hryck on behalf of the Benefit Committee Co-Chairpersons Mrs. Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Mrs. Susan Gutfreund, Committee Members Mrs. Elizabeth Kabler, Cheri Kaufman and Joan Standish shared beliefs and love for Serbia.
The Autism speaks foundation representatives special guest speakers at the Lifeline NY event Mrs. Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks and Mr. Andy Shih - Senior VP, Scientific Affairs at Autism Speaks talked of having new perspectives on autism and finding ways to better understand it as a special condition that often prohibits genius of the children that suffer from it to surface but if we learn to see it we will be enriched with knowledge that it is there. Mr. Amir Dossal, Founder and Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum, an international platform to address economic and social challenges, through innovative partnerships also addressed at the event.
Guests had the opportunity to bid over the amazing items presented at the silent auction: Diane von Furstenberg gift certificate, "Divna“ photograph by Marta Jovanovic, White evening dress by Serbian designer Mihano Mimosa was presented by famous Serbian model Ivana Kukric, Grecian and Black Evening Gowns by Manda Javorina, a replica of the White Angel Fresco by Daniela Crkvenjakov, LaGarsia gloves, Ladu Head piece by Natasa Filipovic, Handmade Jewellery by Urijell, Silk ties by Tincati, Silk Scarf and glovelette Eileen Fischer and amazing three day trip.
World TOP Tennis Player Novak Djokovic kindly donated a signed tennis racquet which will be auctioned on line. All information regarding the online auction will be available at www.lifelineaid.org
The event was also attended by: HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Stephanie and Nicholas Garfinkel, granddaughter and grandson of the Princess Katherine, Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, sister of Princess Katherine, HE Mr. Feodor Starcevic, Serbian Ambassador to UN, Mrs. Rushka Bergman, famous fashion editor and consultant, Mrs. Gabi Garzoni, Ms. Sara Sokolovic, young actress of Serbian origin who is building promising career at Broadway, Mr. Desko Nikitovic, Honorary Consul of Serbia to Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Rudin, Hon Branko Terzic, Executive Director of Deloitte and member of the Crown Council, Mrs. Kathy Fanslow, President of Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization, Dr Ruth Weismeiner, famous sexologists, Mrs. Serbian Consul General in New York.
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