NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anthropedia Foundation, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States, is opening a branch in Bern, Switzerland, where it will host its first annual gala. The black tie event will be held on June 12, 2009 at Le Vieux Manoir, a five-star Relais & Chateaux Hotel on Lake Murten in Switzerland. An international group of philanthropists, artists, executives, doctors, scientists, and distinguished guests will enjoy a special evening in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who serves on the Anthropedia Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Anthropedia Gala will be an exclusive event of 100 people that will provide guests the opportunity to learn about the Foundation -- "THE ART OF HEALTH. THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS." -- and to have the rare opportunity to meet HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who actively supports Anthropedia's unique initiatives.
The event will offer a variety of informative and entertaining experiences as guests gather in support of the charity. Anthropedia's Founder and Chairman, Lauren Munsch, M.D., will give a presentation during the dinner to highlight the foundation's humanitarian goals, educational programs, and future projects. Cuisine by Chef Franz W. Faeh will offer a regional culinary experience. The evening entertainment will include a contemporary dance performance by Gildas Diquero, accompanied by Spencer Hutchings on classical guitar, the harp and flute ensemble Duo Laverta, a performance by Sopranist Jeannivee Guthrie, and a standard jazz repertoire by Cyriel Music. Guests will also have the opportunity to overnight in the charming 18th century manor, which has been entirely reserved for the gala.
The Foundation has gathered the support of generous donors and talented artists for the live charity auction. The auction will present donations from Monte-Carlo SBM (Societe des Bains de Mer), Palace of Monaco, Yves Piaget, Ted Scapa, Lina Frangie, Dinemec Studios, Professor Tejinder Virdee, Oussama Farah, and others. Sponsors include Sir Michael Smurfit, Robert Peerless, Mica Hayashida, Yoko Miyazaki, and Manami Iwase.
Photographs by Jacob Hutchings and M. Pascal Bitz will be provided upon request after the Gala.
ABOUT THE ANTHROPEDIA FOUNDATION
As the rates of lifestyle and stress-related illness increase worldwide, the Anthropedia Foundation advances the Science of Well-Being and offers solutions to foster health and happiness that are adapted to the 21st century.
Anthropedia is a non-profit foundation that promotes well-being through health and education initiatives. It is led by an institute of experts from the fields of medicine, psychology, art, education, and public health. Members of the Anthropedia Institute examine the most effective, scientifically proven practices from their fields and design comprehensive strategies to improve physical, mental, and social well-being. Based on the findings of the Institute, the foundation creates resources that teach people ways to cultivate healthy lifestyles, psychological resilience, character development, and self-awareness. Anthropedia's resources are simple, practical, and powerful, and can be used by individuals, professionals, and organizations seeking an effective approach to achieving and sustaining well-being.
Founded in the United States, Anthropedia is opening branches in Monaco and Switzerland. This will allow the foundation to advance the Science of Well-being internationally, develop multi-lingual and multi-cultural educational resources, and form strategic partnerships. To learn more about Anthropedia, please visit www.anthropedia.org.
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