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Join Us in Malibu on April 10, 2010!

Join us in Malibu April 10PCRM’s 25th anniversary Art of Compassion gala is three months away, and seats are going quickly. With the guest lineup and breathtaking location, this gala promises to be an extraordinary event.

Gala chairs Kathy and Tom Freston bring high-powered energy and a heartfelt commitment to making PCRM’s celebration a memorable event. Kathy is a best-selling author and healthy lifestyle guru, and Tom has been a leader in the entertainment industry for decades. Cindy Landon has opened her stunning Malibu estate as the setting for the celebration. Plans are under way to turn her canyon retreat into PCRM party headquarters for one special night.

The gala will be complete with hundreds of special guests, awards, and a big announcement or two. To make sure you are included in the festivities, please contact us today for tickets or sponsorships and hotel reservations. For details, call Debbi Miller at 202-527-7340 or visit

World-renowned artist Peter Max created the original artwork featured on this Good Medicine cover to commemorate PCRM’s anniversary. As if the promise of an unforgettable evening isn’t enough, table buyers and larger sponsorships will receive a unique, limited-edition poster signed by Peter Max as a memento of our gala celebration.

If you are a medical professional, you’ll also want to register for the continuing education program that will be held at our host hotel on Saturday, April 10. Featured speakers include Dean Ornish, M.D., John McDougall, M.D., Larry Kushi, Sc.D., Mark Messina, Ph.D., and Neal Barnard, M.D. The event will take place before the evening gala.

Gala Auction: If you would like to donate a unique item, service, or getaway to the gala auction, please contact Jacqueline Keller at 202-527-7357. Proceeds will benefit PCRM’s programs and campaigns, and your donation may be tax deductible.

James Costa, Gala Steering Committee Chair

Pre-Gala Event Strengthens Support

Gala steering committee chair James Costa held a gala kick-off party in his ultramodern Hollywood Hills home in October to help PCRM raise awareness for its work and start the countdown to the Art of Compassion gala. The lively crowd noshed on culinary treats created on-site by vegan macrobiotic chef Eric Lechasseur, owner of Seed Restaurant in Venice, Calif. Soulful musician Drew Broadrick entertained guests, and PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., and director of toxicology Chad Sandusky, Ph.D., spoke about PCRM’s work and motivated guests to help. More than half the gala seats were sold that night—a wonderful beginning to our anniversary celebration!

Join PCRM for a Sublime Send-Off on Saturday, March 20

Sublime: Florida's Ultimate Destination for Vegan CuisineMake your reservations now to join PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., and special guests for an evening at Sublime Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to benefit PCRM’s work. Nanci Alexander will host the Bon Voyage Party for the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise at her legendary restaurant. It’s a great opportunity for out-of-towners to experience world-class vegan cuisine the night before the cruise departs and for locals to take part in a fun evening at this award-winning hot spot. This event is open to everyone.

Saturday, March 20, 2009, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
$50 per person for the private cocktail reception; dinner not included—you can make dinner reservations when you reserve a spot at the reception. This event sells out quickly!

Make reservations today at 202-527-7340 or

Holistic Holiday at Sea VII With Neal Barnard, M.D.  March 21-28, 2010

Holistic Holiday at SeaA Taste of Health and PCRM present the ultimate gift for your mind, body, and spirit. Share the experience and wisdom of some of the world’s leading authorities and experts in holistic living and natural health. Cruise the Eastern Caribbean on one of the world’s premier Italian luxury liners, the Costa Fortuna. Visit exciting ports of call and enjoy specially prepared vegan natural foods and beverages prepared by our own chefs.

More than 40 teachers and 140 classes by some of the world’s most knowledgeable physicians and scientists, including Neal Barnard, M.D., T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Will Tuttle, Ph.D., Ronald Peters, M.D., and many others. Daily yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes, fun social events, and more.

For more details, visit


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