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Brayton Purcell Supports Local Nonprofit Groups

Marin Abused Women's Services (MAWS) Presents "In Celebration of Mothers"

SAN RAFAEL, CA -- April 6, 2007 -- Brayton Purcell is pleased to be a sponsor of "In Celebration of Mothers," a major fundraiser and luncheon put on by the Marin Abused Women's Services (MAWS). This event honors Mother's Day and marks the 30th anniversary of MAWS, an organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence.

The luncheon will be held at the Peacock Gap Country Club at 333 Biscayne Drive, San Rafael, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Noted author Isabel Allende will be the key speaker. Over 300 MAWS supporters, businesses and community members are expected to attend. For more information and ticket reservations, call MAWS at 415-457-2464.

About MAWS

MAWS provides immediate emergency shelter to women and children fleeing violent situations. Its services include English and Spanish language hotlines, transitional housing, support groups and legal advocacy. MAWS has also created a 52-week education workshop for men to reduce violent behavior and a school program to address the problem of bullying.

About Brayton Purcell's Community Activities

Besides sponsoring the MAWS event, Brayton Purcell has contributed to many other worthy groups including the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Novato Human Needs Center. Local activities include sponsoring these fundraisers: Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters), Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Labor Day at the Lake (City of Novato) and the Marin Human Race (a benefit for many local charities). In 2005, Brayton Purcell received awards as Business of the Year from the Rotary Club of Ignacio and from the Novato Chamber of Commerce.

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