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By Allison Warenik-Queenan

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The ASPCA will be holding their 14th Annual black-tie Bergh Ball on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at NYC’s The Plaza Hotel. This celebrity-filled event draws a passionate crowd of animal lovers and features a dinner, dance and auction to support of ASPCA’s mission of preventing cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The Bergh Ball raised over $1 Million in 2010 for the ASPCA. And, this is really spectacular, the Empire State Building will be lit up in orange the night of April 14th in honor of the ASPCA!

ASPCA president Ed Sayres, honoree Katherine Heigl, Isaac Mizrahi and Philly the Dog at the 2010 Bergh Ball

This year’s “Fairy Tails” black-tie ball will be emceed by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s will serve as event auctioneer. Additional attendees will include Grammy Award Winning Musician Roberta Flack, Matt and Annette Lauer, Fashion Photographer Roberto Dutesco and more. Tickets for the event start at $300 per person and can be purchased by calling the ASPCA directly. More information can be found at

Originally published April 2011

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