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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

14th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Gala Benefit Next Week: Saturday, November 12


Event poised to top $350,000 in total proceed funds raised
(DETROIT, MI) - Farmington Hills City Councilman John Akouri and world-famous entertainer Princess Madiha will host a dance workshop and dinner concert event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Farmington Hills Manor in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Over 500 patrons are expected to be in attendance at the event and this year benefit is projected to raise over $50,000.

The event begins Saturday morning with a Middle Eastern dance workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in this workshop may register that morning on location at 8 a.m. Tickets are $60 each. Princess Madiha and special guest instructor, Aida al-Adawi of San Francisco, California, will be the dance instructor.

Saturday evening at 7 p.m. the doors open for the benefit concert and culinary feast which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for the evening event are $55 each in advance and $60 at the door. The ladies who participated in the day's dance workshop will perform live cultural dancing for the dinner guests. The ticket price for the evening event includes a full-course, family-style Lebanese dinner, Mediterraneanan entertainment and live music. A cash bar will be available and special guests and raffle prizes will complete the evening.

Nearing the $350,000 fundraising mark since this event's inception in Dearborn, Michigan - as always, all proceeds from Princess Madiha's Event go directly to St. Jude. For the 2005 workshop and dinner ticket information please call Princess Madiha directly at 248.478.3456 or Beth Campbell of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 248.546.8086.

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