By Globe Staff | December 26, 2007
Milken Raises Millions
Kabalist Mike "Zappy" Zapolin and Whoopie Goldberg, NYC.
Boston-based Internet entrepreneur Mike "Zappy" Zapolin was in the Big Apple as a guest at his former boss Mike Milken's annual holiday party. After a stint in jail and a cancer diagnosis, Milken has turned his attention away from the world of high finance to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Milken picks up the tab for the entire evening, Zapolin reports, so all the money can go to the foundation's research efforts. "Millions were raised through the live auction," Zapolin wrote in an e-mail. "[It] included prize packages that only Mike could arrange."
With "The View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg as MC, the bidding soared for lunch with Viacom honcho Sumner Redstone and dinner with Lebron James in China during the Olympics.
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