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Michelle Taubman is a charity correspondent for Ask Miss A. She is passionate about fashion, healthy living, writing, non-profit, and inspiring others. Her mottos to being successful are the two B’s, always “be yourself “ and “believe in yourself.” Without these two fundamentals she would not have had the courage to go off on her own and form her own consulting business in 2011, formerly known as Tru Beauty Consulting and today is called The Frugal Fashionite www.frugalfashionite.com. Due to the popularity of The Frugal Fashionite, she has recently expanded into the health market, launching another brand called Zen On A Plate, www.zenonaplate.com. Both blogs allow Michelle to consult and partner up regularly with companies that need media and communication services in both areas of interest. She also holds a New York Real Estate license where she works as an agent helping buyers and sellers find properties in NYC.

When she is not writing away or finding a space for others to call their home or office, she can be found working out, reading, doing yoga, traveling, cooking, exploring new places in NYC, and being outdoors. She received her Bachelors of Science from Miami, OH, and her favorite experience in college was studying abroad in Luxembourg which gave her not only the opportunity to travel among to ten countries, but see the world from a different lens. One day she hopes to set up a non profit foundation with her brand Zen on A Plate that will provide hunger relief to those in third world countries or assist lower income families in the US that don’t have the means to properly feed their kids the best nutrition.

8th Annual Celebrate Spring New York For Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Young New Yorkers for the fight against Parkinson’s committee of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation will be holding its eighth annual Celebrate Spring New York at Tao Downtown located at 92 Ninth Avenue in New York City on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. This highly anticipated event plans to bring over 300 supporters of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and The Young New Yorkers.

8th Annual Celebrate Spring NY

8th Annual Celebrate Spring New York Benefit to support Parkinson’s research

The event will begin at 8:00 PM with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and dancing, with music provided by DJ Brenda Black and last year raised more than $90,000 which benefit PDF’s Côté Clinical Genetics Initiative, which supports research to identify and understand the role of genetic markers in Parkinson’s Disease. This years honorees are G. Pennington Egbert III, Gregory and Barbara Romero, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., and Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan are the Co-Chairs. W. Alexander Budney, Andrew S. Gustin, George and Peggy Hebard, Josh and Melissa Raskin, Adam and Kim Wolfberg, and Darren and Michele Wolfberg are the Vice-Chairs

 Celebrate Spring was first conceived seven years ago by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer.  The three, whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease, to honor their memory and help others battling Parkinson’s came together to create The Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s.  Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring in New York City, which has raised more than $575,000 since its inception.

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will better the lives and futures of people who have Parkinson’s. Founded by William Black, the creator of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, established PDF as the first national not-for-profit organization to focus solely on Parkinson’s Disease. Since its birth date of 1957, PDF has been able to invest $100 million in research of leading scientists from around the world and has committed an additional $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.


Tao Downtown
92 Ninth Avenue (at 16th)
New York, NY 10011
Ph. 212-888-2724


Please click here to purchase a ticket.

Tickets include -Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, dessert and live auction and Music by DJ Brenda Black

Support levels are as follows: sponsorships at $5,000, $2,500, $1,250, $500, $475 and $250 and individual tickets at $165. The $475 ticket level offers admittance to Celebrate Spring New York and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation annual gala, Bal du Printemps, on Tuesday, May 19 at The Metropolitan Club. Sponsorships and tickets may be purchased in advance.








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