82d323fd0e815ddb52ddf806e4e72c5e_f94PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 25, 2011

Hannah’s Hope to Host One of America’s Most Famous Philanthropists

Rexford, NY- Ms. Doris Buffett, sister of Billionaire Warren Buffett and founder of the Sunshine Lady Foundation, will be attending this year’s 2nd Annual Hannah’s Hope and Love Ball. Coincidentally, we will be celebrating Ms. Buffett’s birthday at our event, also. The Sunshine Lady Foundation gave Hannah’s Hope Fund a $500,000 matching grant in August 2009 that resulted in a total fundraising effort of $1,123,000 last year. The event is being held Saturday, February 12 at The Desmond Hotel, from 6pm-11:30pm. This black tie event is generously sponsored by Martin, Harding and Mazzotti LLP and Merrill Lynch’s Southern Saratoga office.

We will have over 400 people in attendance and are featuring music by The Refrigerators, an elaborate silent auction, ice sculptures, open bar, carving stations, hors d’oeuvres, a jazz trio “Misty”, and martini and champagne bars. Cost is $150 per person, and reservations may be made online at www.hannahshopefund.org . For more information, please contact Lori Sames at 518-275-5359 or lori@hannashopefund.org .

Hannah’s Hope Fund is inspired by Hannah Sames, a 6 year old girl from Rexford, NY who was diagnosed with Giant Axonal Neuropathy in March 2008. HHF is now the only worldwide organization focused on curing this disease, and has connected GAN families from around the globe. HHF is dedicated to curing GAN, a rare genetic disorder that slowly takes away one’s ability to walk, use one’s hands, speak, swallow and ultimately is terminal. HHF is a family driven 501C3 Public Charity. Our scientists have developed a gene therapy for GAN and we are funding the studies required by the FDA to begin a clinical trial. HHF is a completely volunteer organization with NO paid employees. Please join our mission and help us save these precious lives.