A Sublime Evening in Fort Lauderdale
On Saturday, Feb. 26, Nanci Alexander hosted a packed-house benefit for PCRM at her legendary Sublime restaurant. PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., was joined by NBA champion John Salley, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Christina Pirello, and many other guests who came to support the organization and enjoy Sublime’s beautiful setting and unparalleled vegan dishes. Funds raised from this special event will support PCRM’s extensive nutrition outreach programs and campaigns to end the use of animals in research and education.
(Caption) Neal D. Barnard, M.D., president of PCRM; Nanci Alexander, owner of Sublime restaurant; and NBA champion John Salley
The Power of E-mail (Saves Animals)
PCRM has a very active online community that continues to grow. We know that when we send out an action alert, the response will be enthusiastic and swift. In our campaign to end the use of ferrets and kittens in pediatrics residency training, more than 12,000 e-mails of support were sent to University of Washington medical school dean Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., within just a few hours of our alert going out. The combination of e-mails and phone calls provided the boost that our campaigners needed to engage school officials in negotiations to move from using animals to high-tech simulators. Thanks to PCRM members, this campaign is closer than ever to ending a cruel and unnecessary practice.
Let me encourage you to keep it up! As more and more people learn about what we are doing to save animal and human lives, our voice continues to grow as a powerful force for change.
So, how can you help save kittens with your e-mail? If you are not already part of our online community, sign up at PCRM.org. So much of our success depends on getting carefully timed messages into the hands of key decision-makers, and e-mail allows us to work with an urgency that supports our fast-moving advocacy work. Facebook and Twitter are also great tools for communicating action alerts and spreading news about medical and research breakthroughs. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Doctors.Care and on Twitter at @PCRM.
Perhaps one of the most powerful things you can do with your e-mail is to forward PCRM’s messages to friends and colleagues. Requests to take action that come from a trusted source are very likely to spur another action, and every new e-mail brings us a step closer to making this a more compassionate world for all living beings—kittens, chimpanzees, mice, monkeys, and people. Together we are making a difference!
Betsy wason, c.f.r.e.
Vice president for development
and Elizabeth Kucinich
Changing America’s Priorities
On Feb. 12, 2011, James Costa and Dennis Erdman brought 300 people together in Hollywood, Calif., for an evening to benefit PCRM’s legislative efforts. Dr. Neal Barnard and Elizabeth Kucinich were joined by special guests Kristin Bauer, Kathy Freston, Cindy Landon, Peggy McCay, Rory Freedman, Frances Fisher, and so many others who are committed to our work to reform national policies that affect the lives of people and animals. One of the evening’s highlights was an intimate performance by musical superstar Moby!
To learn more about PCRM’s work, including efforts to influence legislation, please visit PCRM.org.
Is a Charitable Gift Annuity Right for You?
Of all the gifts that pay you back, the charitable gift annuity is the simplest, most affordable, and most popular. You make a gift to PCRM and in return, we agree to make fixed payments to you for life. The gift agreement is a simple contract between you and PCRM. Your payments become one of our general obligations, fully backed by all our assets. When an annuitant passes, the balance of the gift annuity will provide critical funding for the mission about which we are all so passionate.
A charitable gift annuity is for you if:
- You want to make a gift of $5,000 or more to PCRM and receive lifetime payments in return.
- You want to maximize the payments you receive from your planned gift–and you want to lower your income tax on those payments.
- You want the security of payment amounts that won’t fluctuate during your lifetime.
- You also appreciate the safety of your payments being a general financial obligation of the institution.
To learn more about PCRM’s
charitable gift annuity program, visit
or call 202-527-7366.