January 14, 2015
Hoda Kotb, co-host of Today and Dateline NBC correspondent, will be the featured guest at the 33rd Reach for a Star Luncheon benefitting Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center. The Luncheon will be held on March 30, 2015, 11 am, 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.
Like all children, the students who attend Henry Viscardi School like to spend time together outside of school. Unfortunately, due to their special transportation and medical needs, it is something they hardly get to do. Proceeds from the Reach for a Star Luncheon support after-school activities, clubs, adapted sports, recreation and weekend overnights that give them the opportunity to socialize with their friends and make school days memories – just like other kids.
At the event, a cocktail hour with international auction/grand prize raffles and a silent auction is followed by a sit-down lunch. Purchase tickets and sponsorships.
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 children and adults with disabilities. It provides Pre-K through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement, assistive technology, adapted driver education and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents and adults with disabilities, and businesses.