Friday, January 29, 2016

Unicorn Children’s Foundation to honor “Everyday Angels” in support of Neurodiversity

On February 27th, 2016, The Unicorn Children’s Foundation will host its Angel Ball at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.  Proceeds of the evening will support awareness, education, acceptance, and opportunity for children diagnosed with special needs.

Chaired by Gregory Fried & Marie Occhigrossi and hosted by Miss Florida Teen USA Gracie Smith, the evening will feature the acclaimed speed artist Michael Israel, who will be unveiling a new series of art in support of children and their families who are challenged by neurodiversity.  The event will culminate with special recognition of our honorees who work every day to support, advocate for, and empower individuals who think, communicate, and learn differently–

Arthur Adler, President of Boca West Foundation, will receive the Rosenbloom Shining Star Award for using his position in life to promote awareness of and offer solutions for the struggles of children and families.

Rachel Barcellona, USA National Miss Central Florida and Miss Tampa International, will be awarded The Occhigrossi Family Youth in Service award in recognition of her exceptional work on behalf of individuals challenged by autism and related disorders.

Jeannette Stark, founding member of Unicorn’s Board of Directors, will receive the Grand Ambassador Award which recognizes individuals for their extraordinary leadership, passionate advocacy of, and long-standing generosity to The Unicorn Children’s Foundation.

Guests will dine while experiencing a variety of entertainment including live musical performances by: Soul Survivors, South Florida’s best live band; Kendra Erika, a talented young up and coming singer/songwriter recently named “Boca’s Most Fascinating Singer”; and Carlos De Antonis, an Argentinean world-famed opera tenor extraordinaire.  Angel Ball tickets are $300 per person and may be purchased through the foundation’s website www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/Gala or by calling 561-620-9377.

With 1 of every 6 children affected by some form of intellectual or developmental disability, most of us have experienced the challenges first-hand or know someone who has.  There are a wide range of opportunities to support the mission of the Unicorn Children's Foundation, including sponsorship opportunities, making donations, or participating in the auction online.  A big thank you to this year’s supporters: Gregory’s Fine Jewelry, The Meran Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Sunshine Health, Simple The Best magazine, United Capital, Eye On South Florida, The Occhigrossi Family, and the Boca West Country Club.

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