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Dear Friends:

We are delighted to invite you to our Annual Benefit Dinner with Special Guest Jim Axelrod, anchor of the Saturday night "CBS Evening News."

When:    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cocktails at 6:00 PM
Dinner and Program at 7:00 PM

Where:   Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, NYC 

Tickets: Individual - $300
Table (Seats 10) - $3,000

In 2014, our goal is to raise $2 million to provide services to 900 survivors and their families. For the cost of one ticket, you can ensure one new client receives the critical care they need for a month.

To RSVP, volunteer for the event or for more information please contact Shannon Miller at 212.562.8492 or shannon.miller@nyumc.org

Already have plans? Visit our website and donate online today.

We hope you will join us to support the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture’s vital work to assist individuals and families subjected to torture and war trauma to rebuild healthy, self-sufficient lives.

More About the Evenings Special Guest 

Jim Axelrod is the anchor of the Saturday edition of the "CBS Evening News" and a national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" and other CBS News broadcasts.

While at CBS News, Axelrod has covered a broad range of domestic and international stories, notably the war in Iraq. In 2003, Axelrod was the first television journalist to report live from Baghdad's Saddam International Airport immediately after it fell to U.S. troops. His live coverage of the U.S. Army firing artillery rounds into Iraqi positions was the first to be broadcast by a reporter embedded with ground troops engaged in combat in Iraq. Axelrod also covered the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq and was the last reporter to leave with the military in December 2011.

In addition, during his tenure at CBS News, Axelrod has covered the American invasion of Afghanistan, the war and refugee crisis in the Balkans, the hostage crisis in Peru. He also represented CBS News in 2010, when foreign reporters were invited to North Korea for a rare glimpse at that country's leadership and culture. Axelrod was a member of the team honored with a 2010 duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for "CBS Reports: Children of the Recession," the extraordinary multi-platform series about the recession's devastating effects on children. He was also one of the CBS News correspondents who received a 2002 Emmy Award for the "CBS Evening News'" coverage of the Washington, D.C. sniper siege.

Axelrod is the author of "In The Long Run: A Father, A Son, And Unintentional Lessons In Happiness", which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011.

He and his wife, Christina, live in Montclair, N.J., with their three children.