November 26, 2007 11:21 ET

CHEN PR and Network World Partner to Host "Everyday Heroes: Celebrating the American Red Cross"

Third Annual Fundraiser to Benefit American Red Cross MetroWest Area

WALTHAM, MA and SOUTHBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - CHEN PR and Network World today announced they will once again partner to sponsor a holiday fundraiser for the American Red Cross. All funds raised at the December 3rd event, "Everyday Heroes: Celebrating the American Red Cross," will benefit the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay MetroWest Area.

The American Red Cross MetroWest supports 1 million people in 36 cities and towns with an array of invaluable programs. Last year alone, the group distributed 23,489 bags of groceries to families in need and responded to 58 disasters, fires, floods and gas leaks, aiding 363 children and adults with lodging, food, clothing and medicine. More than 1,500 children in need received holiday gifts and toys.

John Gallant, president and editorial director of Network World, said, "Our local technology companies understand that they're part of our local community... and they're always ready to step up to the plate. Along with CHEN PR, we're thankful for their continued support of the Red Cross and look forward to a great event."

Chris Carleton, principal at CHEN PR, said, "The CHEN PR/Network World annual fundraisers have raised more than $25,000 for the Red Cross. We couldn't have accomplished that without the tremendous support of our industry peers. We welcome the opportunity to reconnect with our friends while sharing our agency's commitment to social responsibility."

Silent Auction

In addition to the opportunity to network with industry peers while supporting a great cause, guests will have opportunities to bid on a range of silent auction items including:

-- Lunches with Fake Steve Jobs Blogger and Forbes Senior Writer Dan Lyons, DEMO Executive Producer Chris Shipley, and TechCrunch Co-editor Erick Schonfeld

-- Coveted David Ortiz and Josh Beckett autographed baseballs

-- Sought-after Red Sox and Celtics tickets

-- Private dinner for six prepared by locally renowned chef

-- Lunch and insights into college selection and financing with Bentley College Chairman J. Terence Carleton

-- Unique jewelry designed by Mary Anne Richman

-- Vintage wine from a local collector's cellar

-- Gift certificates from area spas and restaurants

-- A range of one-of-a-kind items from talented local artists


Date: Monday, December 3, 2007

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: The Doubletree Guest Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, Mass.

Ticket price: $30 donation payable by check at the door to the American Red Cross. Donations above that amount are welcomed and will be gratefully accepted.

RSVP by Friday, November 30 to Myrsini Morris ( or 781-672-3132.)

For more information about the American Red Cross MetroWest Area, please call 781-642-7000 or visit

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