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Save the Date: Annual Federation Gala
Gala 2010 Details

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The Federation for Children with Special Needs will host its 11th Annual Gala and Silent Auction from 6 – 10 pm on Friday, May 21, 2010, at the Boston Seaport Hotel. The Gala is the Federation’s single most important fundraising event. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to help fund the programs and services that the Federation provides to Massachusetts families raising children and youth with special needs and critical health issues. These programs are a valuable source of information and support for families and for the professionals who serve them.

While the Gala is a fundraiser, it is also a time to celebrate our work and to honor others for the work they do on behalf of families raising children with special needs. Boston’s Legendary TV Arts and Entertainment critic Joyce Kulhawik will emcee our dinner and awards ceremony. This year’s Founders Award honors child psychologist Dr. Karen Levine, co-author of “Replays,” for her dedicated and innovative work on behalf of children with complex needs and their families. The President’s Award will be given to filmmaker Dan Habib and his wife, Betsy McNamara for their efforts in bringing inclusion to the forefront through their own personal experiences documented in the film, “Including Samuel.” The Federation will also honor Mrs. Barbara Popper, recipient of the national Maternal and Child Health Director’s Award for her more than 40 years of commitment to promoting the health of women and children.

The evening will feature entertainment by folk/pop artist Seth Glier, jazz from the Tough Love Trio, and the choreography of the Familias Latinas Unidas por el Syndrome de Down dance troupe, a group of young Latino dancers whose members have Down syndrome.

For information about attending, donating an auction item, or other sponsorship opportunity, call Selena Sheaves at 617-236-7210 or e-mail ssheaves@fcsn.org.