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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Shelley A. Marshall Foundation
P.O. Box 521
Marbury, MD 20658
Contact: Donn Marshall
Day Phone: 703.231.3607
Evening Phone: 301.753.8625
www.shelleysfoundation.org

September 11th Hero's Foundation
Premieres Charity Teaware at "Teacup Tea Party"
Washington D.C. - The Shelley A. Marshall Foundation will unveil a teacup and saucer designed in honor of Pentagon hero Shelley Marshall on November 16th, at a luncheon tea party in the Crystal Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. The tea party, which will take place from 12:00 pm-2:00 p.m., occurs on Shelley's birthday, and will offer attendees the opportunity to be the first to view and purchase the fine bone china teacup and saucer that Donn Marshall, Shelley's husband, had designed in her honor. "This is going to be a great way to celebrate Shelley's birthday," says Donn, "with a tea party in elegant surroundings and the unveiling of Shelley's teacup. We're going to have several raffles, and all the ladies who attend and wear a hat will automatically be entered in a raffle for one of Shelley's teacups." The teacup and saucer combination, which is priced at $35, is being produced in limited production runs by Oakleigh Ceramics, Ltd, of Cheshire, England; Mr. Ray Reynolds, Art Director at Oakleigh Ceramics and former Design Director at the renowned Shelley China company, designed the teacup and saucer. The base of the teacup and saucer will be inscribed with the words: "Produced by Oakleigh Ceramics, Ltd, for the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation - Shelley's Teaware 2002," and will bear Shelley's signature. "Tea was such an important element of Shelley's life - it brought out the grace and elegance that were so much a part of her. I love the idea of people everywhere enjoying tea from a teacup bearing her name," says Donn Marshall. Tickets to the tea are $35 per person and, due to limited seating, reservations are required by November 12th; please contact the Foundation at (703) 231-3607 to make reservations. All profits from the sale of tickets and the special teacup and saucer will benefit the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation, which sponsors charitable activities throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The Shelley A. Marshall Foundation had its beginnings on September 15th, the day after authorities confirmed that Shelley had perished in the Pentagon. On that day, a grief counselor told Donn Marshall four words that changed the direction of his life: "Give your sorrow meaning." Within days he established the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation, a registered 501 (c) (3) charity, by placing Shelley's retirement savings and the donations of well-wishers in an irrevocable trust to fund activities that mirror her interests. To date, the Foundation has sponsored a dozen children's story hours at public libraries, reaching hundreds of children; hosted 6 tea parties at nursing homes, touching more than 300 seniors; and endowed three creative writing contests at colleges and high schools, sparking the creativity of more than 60 young people. The Foundation's activities are centered in the Washington, DC area (where Shelley grew up) and Morgantown, West Virginia (Donn Marshall's hometown and Shelley's second hometown). For more information on the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation and its activities, please visit its web site at www.shelleysfoundation.org.

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