Wendy Kaufman and
Steven Harkins

Michael Brunda accepts award
on behalf of Roche

Rori Fleshel, New York chapter
director, and board president
Carl Deddens

Hot Chefs Cook Up A Storm
To Ward Off Liver Disease

Nina Boxer

ENDY KAUFMAN, the Snapple Lady for 10 years, came to the American Liver Foundation dinner with her husband-to-be, Steven Harkins, marketing director of Tubetech of Newark, New Jersey. The wedding takes place May 22 in Glen Head, New York.

Wendy, who served as emcee, was eager to support the organization as she was diagnosed eight years ago with a kidney ailment called PBC.

More than 420 black-tie guests attended he fourth annual Flavors of New York Culinary Gala at the Pierre Hotel, which raised $420,000 for the New York chapter to help those who suffer from hepatitis and other liver diseases.

Gray Kunz, owner of Café Gray in the Time Warner Center, hosted this year’s spectacular gourmet feast created by seven of the city’s top chefs.

Chapter president Carl Deddens presented the Spirit of New York Award to Roche pharmaceuticals. Michael Brunda accepted this corporate tribute on behalf of the company.

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