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June 6, 2005 - Press Release
Helen Keller International Kicks Off 90th Anniversary Celebration in Paris

New York – Helen Keller International (HKI) kicked off its 90th anniversary celebration in Paris, the city where the organization was founded in 1915.  Sir John Holmes, British Ambassador to France, and his wife hosted the celebration at their residence.  Patrons of the event included Mr. Xavier Darcos, the Minister Delegate for Cooperation, Development and French-speaking Nations, and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who was an honored guest.  Dr. Christophe Longuet of MSD Interpharma and Mr. François Vaucheret, President of Alcon France Laboratories, were also in attendance, joining representatives from 12 countries where HKI has programs. 

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