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Web Site Unveiled for 2009 A Toast to the Triangleā„¢


Raleigh, NC, December 25, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Mary Freeman, president and CEO of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, has announced the launch of the 24th annual A Toast to the Triangle™ Web site at www.atoasttothetriangle.org. The fundraising event offers guests samples from more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers, as well as friendly competition among the participants. The Web site, designed and donated by BP Studios in Durham, features information on time, date, location, ticket sales, participating vendors and sponsors, as well as ways individuals can donate or volunteer for the event.

The Toast raises funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., which in turn supports programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The Center provides educational, residential and family support services for children and adults with special needs.

The 2009 Toast will be held on March 8, 2009 at the North Carolina State University McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Last year, more than 1,200 guests were in attendance, helping raise $212,000.

For additional event information, contact Maria Hernandez at (919) 755-2667 or e-mail mhernandez@tammylynncenter.org.

“We are excited to announce the launch of the 2009 Web site for A Toast to the Triangle and thankful for the services BP Studios have offered,” said Freeman. “The site offers an array of information for all those interested in attending an amazing evening of food, fun and friends.”

“We’re thrilled to continue our support of the Tammy Lynn Center as a sponsor for the Toast,” said Drew Robison, president and CEO of BP Studios.

About BP Studios:
BP Studios is a full-service creative media and web services agency headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Serving a diverse client base of small and medium businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and membership groups, BP Studios offers a collection of turnkey business solutions and marketing services that drive stronger relationships between brands and customers, communities and members. For more information, please visit www.bpstudios.com.

About the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.:
The Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, supports the following programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities: Early Intervention, Respite Care and non-Medicaid Day Services. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About the Tammy Lynn Center:
Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. Founded in 1969, the center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities (510(c)(3)), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About A Toast to the Triangle:
A Toast to the Triangle was first held on April 6, 1986 at Carolina Place. Approximately $6,000 was raised to build residential facilities at the Tammy Lynn Center. Since then, the event has been held annually to raise funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., which in turn supports programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The event offers an astonishing array of culinary splendor from nearly 50 of the Triangle’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers. Attracting more than 1,200 people, last year’s event raised more than $212,000 for the center’s programs and services. To learn more about this event, please visit www.atoasttothetriangle.org.

Maria I. Hernandez
Director of Development
Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
(919) 755-2667
(919) 755-7421 (fax)
mhernandez@tammylyncenter.org

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