On Wednesday, September 15th
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. United Cerebral Palsy of New York
City will host a Special Volunteer Appreciation Event
Celebrating 65 years of Volunteerism at the
Prince George Ballroom located at 15 East 27th
Street between 5th & Madison Avenues.
From the earliest days of UCP's Women's
Leagues to the thousands who gave of their time to launch
and sustain the nation's first annual telethon, to today�s
program volunteers and those who serve on committees like
the Women Who Care Luncheon�the extraordinary ongoing
dedication and inspirational spirit of New Yorkers as
Volunteers has been the hallmark of the organizations
sustainability. Volunteers have come from all walks of life
and ranged from dedicated housewives, enlisted officers,
Wall Street executives, top athletes to hundreds of
celebrities and VIPS including Princess Diana, John F.
Kennedy Jr., The Beatles, Muhammad Ali and several Former
Presidents & First Ladies, Bill & Hillary Clinton,
Ronald & Nancy Reagan, Gerald & Betty Ford and Dwight D. &
Cerebral Palsy is the largest healthcare charity in America
for people with disabilities.
Nearly 500,000 individuals in the United States and
35,000 people in the metropolitan New York area have
cerebral palsy or a related disability. Each year, over
14,000 children, adults and their families benefit from the
extensive educational, healthcare, employment, housing,
technology and research services provided by UCP of
New York City.
The Special Volunteer Appreciation
Event Celebrating 65 years of Volunteerism
will be hosted by Rosanna Scotto, Co-Host of Fox 5
Television's "Good Day New York." Ms. Scotto has a long
association with United Cerebral Palsy of New York City,
she has personally volunteered for many years to the
organization and helped raise awareness for children and
adults living with disabilities.
former First Lady of New York City
and the longtime Host of The Women Who Care Luncheon
held each spring at Cipriani 42nd Street
benefitting UCP/NYC will discuss "Women Who Care."
Timothy Mandala, who was a Celebrity Presenter at this
year's 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon
and stars in three upcoming movies, will present the winners
of a special painting auction.
Over 200 New
will attend the event as well as
Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York
City; John Lombardo, Vice President of the Bank of New York
and other VIPS. Special volunteers will be speaking
at the event.
the past 65 years, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
has counted on the extraordinary efforts of thousands of
Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New
York City. "The volunteers span all ages and come from all
walks of life. We wanted to acknowledge the importance of
their work, applaud their spirit and deep sense of
community. Our volunteers continue to help us in our ongoing
mission to change lives."
The program will take place at
approximately 7:20 p.m. and will last 20 minutes. We hope
you can build time into your busy schedule to help bring
much needed acknowledgement to these dedicated volunteers
who are helping every day to change the lives of children
and adults living with disabilities in the Greater New York
The mission of United Cerebral
Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people
with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
To RSVP to cover this event or for more
information, contact James Grant, Vice President of The
Michael Russell Group, or Matt Flynn at
or (917) 626-1300.
(Above) New York
City Volunteers in the 1950s for United Cerebral Palsy of
New York City.