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  1. Salud PHX 2015 (Press Release September 11, 2015)

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    Enjoy an Evening of Wine, Live Entertainment and Therapy Dogs at Salud! 2015
    Nonprofit Gabriel’s Angels adds Cullum Homes, DLA Piper LLC, and Affinity Kitchens as Sponsors
    of its Fifth Wine Event on October 2 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa

    Phoenix, AZ – September 11, 2015 – Gabriel’s Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, is thrilled Cullum Homes, DLA Piper LLC, and Affinity Kitchens to the roster of sponsors of their fifth annual “Salud! 2015 Signature Wine Dinner” event on Friday, October 2, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Montelucia Resort & Spa.

    Salud! 2015 features a wine reception, food from Michael Cairns, executive chef at the Montelucia Resort & Spa, live musical entertainment, a Live Auction lead by renown auctioneer Letitia Frye, and Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams greeting attendees. Kyle Unfug, of 104.7 KISS FM, will be the event emcee.  Individuals at the event will have an opportunity to take part in a unique raffle known as “Lucky Leashes” by purchasing a red leash, with a variety of prizes available to win. Proceeds from Salud! help Gabriel’s Angels continue their work with at-risk children in the greater Phoenix community.

    Co-Chairs for Salud! 2015 are Paradise Valley resident, Kathy Pidgeon and Scottsdale resident, Brad Gould.  Kathy and Brad have been key contributors in the nonprofit community, driving success for a number of Valley nonprofits.  Kathy is a nationally recognized adoption attorney whose passion is achieving permanency for foster children in Arizona.  She has served as the Executive Director, Board Chairman and Board Member of Phoenix Suns Charities and currently serves as President of the Maricopa County National Adoption Day Foundation. She is Co-Chair of the national adoption day event in the Valley and has helped to make it the number one celebration in the United States   Brad is the Vice President of Sales with Clear Channel Outdoor, and has been in the media community since 1992.  He is a Past Board President for Phoenix Suns Charities, and Co-Chair for the annual Suns Gala. Brad is also the Co-Founder and current President of the Dave Trout Foundation, benefiting Arizona at-risk youth.  Both are extremely passionate about helping at-risk children, and are enthusiastic pet parents.

    “Salud! 2015 will be a fantastic evening.  Not only is Gabriel’s Angels celebrating our 15th Anniversary, but it is also the 5th Anniversary for this event. It promises to be fun and unique,” said Pam Gaber, Gabriel’s Angels CEO and Founder. “Salud! is an evening of wine, delicious food, wonderful company and a chance to learn more about the great work of our organization. We invite you to join us and support the healing power of therapy dogs in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children.”

    Salud! 2015 is designed to show Gabriel’s Angels’ commitment to offer continued Pet Therapy for children in our community through the love of a therapy dog. Individual tickets to Salud! 2015 are $300. Sponsorship packages are still available. To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship, visit or call 602-266-0875. Paw friendly cocktail attire.      

    Michele Shipitofsky
    602-266-0875 EX.13

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    About Gabriel’s Angels
    Gabriel’s Angels is a 501(3)C nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever. Registered Pet Therapy Teams, comprised of owners and their pets, visit facilities serving abused, neglected and at-risk children in the Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott areas. The therapy visits provide children with unconditional love and teach core social behaviors. For more information about becoming a Therapy Team or volunteer, please call 602-266-0875 or visit

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