Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Breaking News…

The number of American children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise with more than 1 in 10 kids ages 4 to 17 being diagnosed, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One Week Until the Grand Opening of Unicorn Village Academy!

We are one week away from the Grand Opening of Unicorn Village Academy. Our dreams are now a reality, and we can't wait to show everyone our beautiful school and talented students.

Join us in our celebration by RSVPing at http://unicornvillageacademy.org/

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sponsor Noche Caliente Tropical!

Now is the best time to take advantage of joining us as a sponsor of our 2014 Gala, Noche Caliente Tropical at the exclusive Mar-A-Lago on March 1, 2014. 

Invitations will be printed soon, so do not miss this chance to get your logo or name out to over 450 attendees who represent a cross-section of community leaders, Fortune 500 companies and philanthropists from around the globe. 

Visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/gala/sponsor/

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Let's Go Shopping!

Let's go shopping at Lilly Pulitzer today! The holidays are right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to check off your shopping list while changing the lives of adolescents who think, learn and communicate differently.

10% of the proceeds from the entire day's sales benefit Unicorn Children's Foundation's program, Unicorn Village Academy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In Loving Memory of Herbert Hillsberg

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing our beloved benefactor and community philanthropist, Herbert Hillsberg. Thank you for everything you've done for Unicorn. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hillsberg Family.

Just in Time for the Holiday Season!

Pick up your gifts and help make a difference for the students of Unicorn Village Academy.

10% of the proceeds from the entire day's sales benefit Unicorn Children's Foundation's program, Unicorn Village Academy.

Tell all your friends!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Casino Royale Video Now Available!

Eye On South Florida created a great video from Casino Royale, held at Ferretti Group Yacht Marina on November 9, 2013. Check out Evan Golden and Max Tucci's interviews with some of Unicorn's Board of Directors and Sponsors of the evening.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Get your holiday shopping done and support Unicorn!

That's right! When you shop at Lilly Pulitzer next Saturday, November 23rd, 10% of the proceeds from the ENTIRE day's sales will benefit Unicorn Children's Foundation's program, Unicorn Village Academy. 

Your purchase will help us to support adolescents who think, learn, and communicate differently.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mark Rosenbloom!!!!

Thank you to our founder, Mark Rosenbloom, for his incredible vision. We wish him a very happy birthday!

Veteran's Day

Unicorn Children's Foundation thanks you for all you do.

Thank You for Supporting Casino Royale!

Unicorn Children’s Foundation hit the jackpot on Saturday night at Casino Royale held at Ferretti Group Yacht Marina. It was a fun night filled with great memories for years to come.

We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors: Sunshine State Health Plan, Gregory's Fine JewelryEye On South FloridaIsland Club BrandsGirlfriday4u.comMimsFit, Ferretti Group, Castelli Real Estate Services, 1st United Bank, Stanley & Marilyn Barry, Bernice Kaminski, Live to Air, JD and Genevieve Murphy, Chef Remi Catering, The O’Rourke Family, and QMS Global, Inc.

Thank you to Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca RatonSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FLWines for Humanity In Home Wine Tastings, Chef Remi Catering, Dex Imaging, Inc., and The Hassan Family for contributing to our Chinese Auction and providing such amazing prizes to win!

Thank you to our incredible chairs Sarah Hassan, William Kruegel, Melissa Norelli, and Cody Woods. Thank you to Joanne Gabay for all of your help. Most of all, thank you to all who came out to support Unicorn!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Casino Royale TONIGHT!

The night is finally here! Join us for Casino Royale for your chance to win Miami Heat Tickets, Versace Watches, an electric guitar, and so much more! Tickets may be purchased at the door, so come on down tonight!

Directions to Ferretti Group Yacht Marina

1145 SE 16th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Merge onto I-95 S toward Miami. 
Merge onto I-595 E via Exit 26 toward Port Everglades/Ft Laud-HLWD Int’l Airport.  4.5 miles
Merge onto US-1 N/SR-5 N/SR-A1A N via Exit 12B toward Fort Lauderdale.  1.9 miles
Turn right onto SE 17th St/SR-A1A N.  0.6 miles
Turn left onto SE 15th Avenue.  Go to the end of the block
Turn left onto SE 16th Street.
Ferretti Group will be on the right

Friday, November 8, 2013

It is not too late to purchase your tickets!

Event Chairs Melissa Norelli, Bill Kruegel, Sarah Hassan and Cody Woods invite you to join them TOMORROW evening at Casino Royale, held at Ferretti Group Yacht Marina. It is not too late to purchase your tickets!

Visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/casino/

Good Luck, Joanne!

Today we honor one of our Star Volunteers, Joanne Gabay. She is someone who has been so dedicated to the foundation and the school and we are so appreciative of everything she does for the community! Good luck at the Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, Joanne! We love you!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Behavioral issues in children with autism may be due to stomach problems

Kids with autism have significantly more problems with diarrhea, food sensitivity and constipation than their typically developing peers. Furthermore, these gastrointestinal problems (GI) may be the cause of social withdrawal, irritability and repetitive behavior, according to a study published on the 6th of November.

Researchers from the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis studied nearly 1,000 children with autism and developmental delays. The kids with autism and GI problems also had more problems with irritability, social withdrawal, repetitive behavior and hyperactivity.

“After years of parents raising concerns about such symptoms, the huge differences we see between parental reports on children with autism spectrum disorder versus those on children with typical development puts to rest the idea that gastrointestinal problems among children with autism spectrum disorder are just an accumulation of case reports,” said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, principal investigator for the study. “Our data clearly show that gastrointestinal problems are very common in children with autism.”

The research team concluded that the pain and discomfort of GI problems could cause or contribute to social withdrawal and irritability in children with autism. They recommend that any child with autism and GI problems have a full GI screening. Then any potential GI problems found could be addressed and that may lead to a decrease in behavioral issues.

The study, “Gastrointestinal Problems in Children with Autism, Developmental Delays or Typical Development” is published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Credit: http://advocacyinactionireland.blogspot.com/2013/11/behavioral-issues-in-children-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AdvocacyInAction+%28Advocacy+in+Action%29

Enter our Texas Hold 'Em Tournament!

Feelin' Lucky? Enter our Texas Hold 'Em Tournament held at Casino Royale THIS Saturday at Ferretti Group Yacht Marina. Secure your seat now, as spaces are limited!

PLEASE NOTE: Entry fee is $100. This DOES NOT include your ticket to the event, which is mandatory to play.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Enter to Win a Trip to Vegas!

2013 will soon be coming to a close, and you've worked hard all year. Reward yourself with a trip to Las Vegas! For a chance to win this dream vacation for only $25, everyone wins!

Enter for your chance to win here: http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/casino/tickets/

Monday, November 4, 2013

Casino Royale THIS Saturday!

Unicorn Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce 2013 Casino Royale Fundraiser. Casino Royale chairs Sarah Hassan, William Kruegel, Melissa Norelli and Cody Woods invite you to join them on Saturday, November 9th from 7:00-11:00pm at the Ferretti Group Yacht Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Ferretti Group Yacht Marina is a unique and fun atmosphere with an open air covered venue that is surrounded by yachts of all sizes. Guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment while supporting the Unicorn Children’s Foundation in raising funds for children and young adults with developmental and learning diversities. The event will have casino-style entertainment reminiscent of a night on the Las Vegas Strip: blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette are sure to keep guests trying their hand at lady luck. This year we've added “Gregory's Fine Jewelry Wheel of Fortune” to increase an opportunity for you to win up to ten of Gregory’s “Simply Spectacular” pieces. It doesn’t stop there, this event is sure to have something for everyone: a Chinese Auction to redeem your chips, a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, along with spinning by DJ Stryker to keep everyone moving.

Gaming attractions will be complemented by an array of tapas style food, scrumptious desserts and an open bar sponsored by Island Club Brands who will tantalize you with signature cocktails made from their unique Root Beer, Cinnamon and Southern Spice Whiskey.

Members of the community are invited to attend at $150 per person inclusive of $2,500 of funny money to be redeemed for chips. Community Sponsors include: Sunshine State Health Plan, Gregory's Fine JewelryIsland Club BrandsMimsFitGirlfriday4u.com, Ferretti Yacht Group, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Barry, 1st United Bank, Bernice Kaminski, Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Murphy and QMS Global.

Come try your hand and roll the dice at this electrifying event… Las Vegas awaits! For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please visit www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/casino or call 561-620-9377 x 306.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Scott & Co. Salon-a-Thon Featured in Simply the Best Magazine

Hair By Scott & Co. recently raised over $28,000 for their annual Fundraising Salon-A-Thon to benefit the Unicorn Village Academy, along with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera of Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton who donated Botox services.

Pick Up the November/December 2013 issue of Simply The Best Magazine, which features this article, on stands now!