Today Show’s Natalie Morales To Co-Host Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon

She reports the day’s top stories each Monday through Friday on NBC’s The Today Show, and on June 13th news anchor Natalie Morales will relay good news in the world of animal welfare as caring individuals and organizations are honored at the 12th annual Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon.

Morales will co-host the event with HGTV personality Tanya Marchiol, who has helped North Shore Animal Shelter America in recent days by shining a spotlight on the success of the 2012 Tour for Life mobile adoption event and Animal League’s 36-hour marathon adoptathon.

Tanya Marchiol at North Shore Animal League America’s 2012 Tour for life finale

Taking place at The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York, friends of Fidos and felines will gather for a cocktail reception, auction, luncheon and awards ceremony which will include a salute to Sandra Atlas Bass, who will receive the “Philanthropist of the Year” award.

Proceeds from the event will support North Shore Animal League America’s ongoing efforts to rescue and re-home more than 18,000 orphan animals each year.

Admission: Individual tickets are available for $150.

When: June 13, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: The Garden City Hotel at 45 Seventh Street in Garden City, New York

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Photo Credit: North Shore Animal League America; Destined for Success Management, LLC

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