Southern Ladies Purse Gala Raises $35,655 for Me Fine Foundation

Raleigh, NC, October 19, 2007 --( Lori K. Lee, executive director of Me Fine Foundation, Inc., has announced that the 2nd Annual Southern Ladies Purse Gala raised $35,655. The event was held on Sept. 16 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary and featured a live auction of unique, one-of-a-kind purses, including items donated by local celebrities and designers nationwide. All proceeds will be directed by Me Fine Foundation, Inc. to provide assistance for children and families at Duke Children’s Hospital and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“We appreciate the time and dedication everyone devoted to make this event a huge success,” said Lisa Valentino, director of development for Me Fine Foundation, Inc. “The proceeds raised will support the much-deserving families at Duke and UNC, and we look forward to an even bigger event next year.”

About Me Fine Foundation, Inc.:
Me Fine Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance for children and families at the Duke Children’s Hospital and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC. The foundation was founded by friends and family of Folden Lee, IV, who was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in May of 2003. During his 15-month battle with this disease, Folden’s family found that along with the tremendous stress of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness, most families struggle with overwhelming medical costs as well as personal outpatient housing and living expenses while their child is undergoing treatment. Me Fine Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to relieving these families of this added stress as they face these life-changing challenges. For more information, please call (919) 202-0086 or visit

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