On November 30th, join PlantPure Communities for our Party with a Purpose Anniversary Celebration event. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study and Whole, will make a special educational presentation, and John Salley, 4-time NBA Champion and a Champion for animal rights, will be our featured celebrity host. In addition, there will be networking, light plant-based buffet, with organic wine in a beautiful venue donated by Steelcase, overlooking Columbus Circle.

The event marks an important milestone in the development of the PlantPure Communities Oasis Program, Pod Network, Toolkits, Advocacy Council, Restaurant Campaign and more. Nelson Campbell, the founder of PlantPure Communities will share his insights on the grassroots movement, and program updates and 2018 plans will be reported by PPC’s board of directors.

This event promises to be a warm, intimate memory-making occasion filled with great networking and learning.

Seating is extremely limited and tickets are expected to sell out.



This is our preliminary schedule. Please check back for updates.

5:45 – 6:15pm

  • Arrivals and check-in
  • Networking
  • Book-signing
  • A light Plant-based Buffet
  • Organic Wine

6:15 – 8:00pm: Program

  • Entertainer: Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl
  • Welcome: Elaine DeLuca Knorr, Healthcare Manager, Steelcase Health
  • Jim Courage, PPC Advocacy Council & Board of Directors
  • Nelson Campbell, Director of the PlantPure Nation film & founder of PPC
  • Jody Kass, Executive Director of PlantPure Communities
  • John Salley, 4-time NBA Champion and a Champion for animal rights
  • Jenny Miller, Executive Director of the the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • A special educational presentation by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study and Whole
  • Q & A with Dr. Campbell
  • Paula Branson, PPC Board of Directors – Concluding remarks

8:00pm – 8:30pm

  • Networking
  • Book-signing
  • Dessert



Kim and Frohman Anderson
Paula Branson
Gina Carr
Jim & Laurie Courage
Arthur Finkel & Jody Kass
Dr. Caroline Hartridge
Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl
Henry J. Mader
Victoria Moran – Main Street Vegan

P.S. Kitchen, NYC
Dr. Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc
Jeanne Schumacher
Stefanie Steel
Leah Stolar
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Christopher & Darlene Yanakos


The Lucerne
201 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
212 875 1000

230 W 54th Street
New York, NY10019
212 247 5000

Salisbury Hotel
23 W 57th Street
New York, NY10019
212 246 1300

Hudson Hotel
358 W 58th Street
New York, NY10019
855 516 1090

The Watson Hotel
440 W 57th Street
New York, NY10019
212 581 8100

Nylo Hotel
2178 Broadway at W 77th St
New York, NY 10024
1 800 509 7598

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriot
538 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 575 8550

The Empire Hotel
44 W 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
212 265 7400

PlantPure Communities (PPC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works to share the benefits of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle by partnering with a wide range of stakeholders. PPC offers programs, resources, tools and knowledge to empower community leaders, activists and advocates to help educate people about evidence-based nutrition to achieve optimal health. Join us for a fun, educational evening and learn about the grassroots movement!