We are thrilled to announce Ali Stroker, who made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway and received a Tony Award for her role as ‘Ado Annie’ in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, will be performing at this year’s Reach for a Star Luncheon, which supports the afterschool programs at Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center. In addition, there will be a heart-warming, on-stage appearance by a group of our students anxious to share the spotlight with Ali.
For over 40 years, the Reach for a Star Luncheon has raised funds to support the after-school and adaptive sports programs at the Henry Viscardi School, which educates children, K through age 21, with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. This 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 setting.
The Reach for a Star Luncheon features an elaborate cocktail hour, a sit-down lunch, a Chance Raffle and Silent Auction, and an entertaining program. Special guests at recent Luncheons have included: Chilina Kennedy, former lead in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Kara Lindsay, famous for her roles in Newsies, WICKED, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Jennifer DiNoia, formerly Elphaba in Broadway’s WICKED; Hoda Kotb, co-anchor at NBC’s TODAY; the Angels from Kinky Boots; and Elise Testone, a finalist on American Idol.
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