February 1, 2016 – Chilina Kennedy, lead in the Broadway hit, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, will perform a song set at the 34th Reach for a Star Luncheon benefitting Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center. The Luncheon will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 5, 2016, at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.
The Henry Viscardi School serves children (Pre-K through age 21) with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. Its specialized, accessible educational setting provides a fully-enriched academic program, a variety of therapies, assistive technology and medical supports to students who may otherwise need to receive instruction in their homes or a hospital.
Proceeds from the Reach for a Star Luncheon support after-school activities, clubs, adapted sports, recreation and weekend overnights that give the students, who have special transportation and medical needs, the opportunity to socialize with their friends outside of the school day – just like other kids.
The event begins with a cocktail hour, international auction/grand prize raffles and a silent auction. A sit-down lunch is then served, followed by the musical performance. Purchase tickets and sponsorships online at viscardicenter.org/luncheon or call 516.465.1595.
About The Viscardi Center: Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center educates, employs and empowers people with disabilities. It provides Pre-K through High School education (age 3 to 21), school-to-work youth transition services, vocational training, career counseling and employment placement, assistive technology, and adapted driver education to children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of disabilities. The Viscardi Center also assists businesses in diversifying their workforces and developing and advancing disability inclusive cultures in their workplaces.