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Valonda Calloway Named Master of Ceremonies for Me Fine Foundationís 3rd Annual Purse Gala

Raleigh, NC, August 23, 2008 --( Lori K. Lee, executive director of Me Fine Foundation, Inc. (, has announced that Valonda Calloway, WRAL anchor, has been named Master of Ceremonies for the organization’s 3rd Annual Purse Gala scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. in Cary. In addition to her position at WRAL, Calloway serves as a member of the Me Fine Foundation board of advisors.

The Purse Gala will feature a live auction of unique, one-of-a-kind purses, including items donated by local celebrities and designers nationwide, and will also feature wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation and will provide assistance for children and families at Duke Children’s Hospital and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC.

“We are excited to announce that Valonda Calloway has been named emcee for this year’s Purse Gala,” said Lisa Valentino, director of development for Me Fine Foundation, Inc. “She does a wonderful job as an anchor for WRAL and is also a proud supporter of Me Fine. We are honored by her participation in this year’s event.”

About Me Fine Foundation, Inc.:
Me Fine Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to parents and caregivers sacrificing their livelihoods in order to provide their children with state-of-the-art, or even last-chance medical treatment at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. Me Fine Foundation is committed to ensuring families with children facing a devastating medical crisis are able to receive financial assistance to sustain the loss of income from the dramatic lifestyle changes they face during the treatment process. For more information, please call (919) 202-0086 or visit

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