Me Fine Foundation, Inc. Announces 4th Annual Purse Gala

Raleigh, NC, January 21, 2010 --( Lisa Valentino, executive director of Me Fine Foundation, Inc. (, has announced that the nonprofit will host its 4th annual Purse Gala on Sunday, February 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Cotton Room at Golden Belt in Durham. The event will feature a live auction of unique, one-of-a-kind and designer purses, including items donated by celebrities and designers nationwide, as well as a wallet boutique for women and men. 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 pleased to announce the date for our 4th annual Purse Gala,” said Valentino. “As our signature event, the Purse Gala is a unique and fun way for individuals to contribute to the Me Fine Foundation, and it provides many families with the much needed essentials during tough times. We look forward to this year’s event, and aim to exceed goals set in years past.”

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- Advance tickets are on sale through Sunday, January 31 at $50 per person, $90 per couple, or $450 for a table of 10. After January 31, all tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets online, visit
- Beer, wine, a mimosa bar, hors d'oeuvres and a lavish dessert buffet is included in the ticket price.
- Since 2004, Me Fine has provided financial assistance to more than 450 families. Additionally, the organization has received $250,000 in donated goods or services such as Christmas gifts, diapers, plane tickets, gas money and food.
- For more information, visit or contact Lisa Valentino at (919)202-0086 or

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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