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PROJECT RUNWAY's Camilla Barungi and Fox 5's Mike Woods Host Santa Project Party & Auction Today

PROJECT RUNWAY's Camilla Barungi and Fox 5's Mike Woods Host Santa Project Party & Auction Today

Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), has announced that UCP of NYC will kick off the Holidays with the Santa Project Party & Auction tonight, December 3rd at Chelsea's hot wine lounge, Bar Baresco.

The Santa Project Party &Auction, a benefit for UCP of NYC, will be co-hosted by Meteorologist for FOX 5's "Good Day New York" Mike Woods and model/entrepreneur Camilla Barungi of "Project Runway" fame. The event features a silent auction with a range of luxury goods and services for attendees to bid on. In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event expects to draw celebrity guests from fashion, film, television and Broadway.

US Olympic Silver Medalist and Author Tim Morehouse & Rachael Kun of "60 Minutes" are Co-Chairs of the Santa Project Party & Auction.

UCP of NYC's Santa Project began when committed supporters expressed a desire to do more during the holiday season. Beyond the core programs and services UCP of NYC delivers year round, proceeds from the Santa Project Party & Auction help fund special needs equipment requests and purchase holiday gift cards for children with disabilities in UCP of NYC's programs.

"UCP of NYC is extremely grateful this holiday season for our hosts, corporate sponsors, donors and friends." says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, "Their support and concern for our neediest children and families truly exemplifies the spirit and generosity of New Yorkers."

"I am delighted to co-host the Santa Project Party & Auction with Mike Woods," says Camilla Barungi. "UCP of NYC reaches thousands of families and individuals with disabilities throughout New York City. I am continually impressed by the scope and magnitude of their programs and ability to positively impact people's lives."

"I have been a longtime supporter of the important ongoing work that UCP of NYC does to help people living with disabilities," says Mike Woods. "I am particularly impressed with the fact that they help so many people from different walks of life in so many diverse ways."

The Santa Project Party & Auction kicks off the holiday season tonight, December 3, 2012 from 7:00pm -10:00pm at Bar Baresco (191 7th Ave between 21st and 22nd Street.)
Individual tickets are $75 dollars.

Tickets and Sponsorships are available at www.ucpnyc.org/Santa or by contacting Laura Hickman at lhickman@ucpnyc.org or (212) 693-6700 ext. 213.

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC) is one of America's most established non-profits offering services, information, and support to children and adults with disabilities throughout New York City. UCP of NYC currently serves more than 14,000 individuals and family members through more than 75 comprehensive programs. The Mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. UCP of NYC is proud to be a provider, partner, and employer of choice.

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