According to Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD and president of the AACY, “We wanted to create a very special event to highlight National Family Caregivers Month, honor those children who our organization serves, and bring increased recognition of the challenging responsibilities youth caregivers face. Today, AACY, through its local Caregiving Youth Project, provides assistance, support, respite and education to over 450 students plus their family members throughout Palm Beach County as well as providing information and resources to thousands of others. But, based upon the escalating increase in requests for assistance directly from caregiving youth within middle and high schools, the need is much greater. It is our hope that this event will elicit strong community recognition and support.”
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Fully tax-deductible tickets are $20 (in advance), $25 (at the door). Food and wine for the event is being donated by Bonefish Grill and Henry’s. Gary Siskowski is the sommelier for the evening. One lucky person will win two tickets for priority seating in FAU’s new stadium for a football game. Please contact email@example.com or call (561) 391-7401 to make your reservations.
About the American Association of Caregiving Youth
The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is a Florida based 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation that began serving the greater Boca Raton community in 1998. Today AACY is the only organization of its kind in the United States addressing the issues surrounding a silent, vulnerable and hidden population of children – conservatively estimated to exceed 1.4 million – who provide care for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members. Its mission is to recognize, support, and promote the awareness of these youth as both students and family caregivers. AACY addresses the needs of pre-teens, teens, families, and professionals through education and awareness, research, and direct services. It collaboratively utilizes existing resources locally, regionally, and nationally to effectively recognize and support the vulnerable and valuable role caregiving youth fill within the family, in the health delivery system and in an aging and diverse society. AACY is continuing its model Caregiving Youth Project while expanding its reach through an affiliate network, partnerships and the future establishment of the Caregiving Youth Institute.
For more information go to www.aacy.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-391-7401 or toll free 800-725-2512.
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The national resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members