Cerebral Palsy Foundation Announces 2019 Gala Honorees
Excellence Awards Presented to Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University, Chubb, and Dr. Nathalie Maître of Nationwide Children's Hospital
By: Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Master of Ceremonies, Jason Benetti - ESPN and Chicago White Sox Sports Announcer, will lead an inspiring evening featuring an awards presentation, as well as the introduction of an innovative line of accessible accessories. This exciting new product introduction was created in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Master of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Vera Bradley, and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Annual Benefit Gala provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant impact being made to improve the lives of people with disabilities through improved healthcare, visionary research and beautiful design.
Honorees for the evening include:
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University for their commitment to lifespan care for individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
Chubb for their innovative Accessibility is Beautiful Initiative focusing on Universal Design.
Dr. Nathalie Maître, Neonatologist with Children's Nationwide Hospital for her vision and leadership in the early detection and detection of Cerebral Palsy in high risk infants.
"The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center is humbled and honored to receive this award," said Dr. David P. Roye, Jr., Executive Director of the Center. "We are proud to have a partner like the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, whose mission so closely aligns with our own – a commitment to making a difference and improving the quality of life for people of all ages living with Cerebral Palsy. The resources that the Cerebral Palsy Foundation offers to patients and caregivers are integral to supporting the medical care provided by our faculty and staff. We look forward to working together in service to our patients and the cerebral palsy community, and want to thank the Cerebral Palsy Foundation for this tremendous honor."
"We are incredibly honored to receive this award," said Fran O'Brien, Division President for North America Personal Risk Services at Chubb. "Working with partners like the Cerebral Palsy Foundation has been critical to creating a complimentary new service for Chubb clients, providing advice on how to make the home more accessible while preserving the natural beauty and charm of the home. Accessibility not only ensures safety and minimizes liability, but done right, it can be a beautiful thing. This new service is just one example of how we look for ways to do more for our clients, and we thank the Cerebral Palsy Foundation for this recognition."
About the Cerebral Palsy Foundation
The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is a global catalyst for creating positive change through our networks of influential researchers, thinkers, and organizations around the world. We are improving outcomes in healthcare, education, technology, quality of life, public awareness and policy.
From our work improving earlier detection and diagnosis of cerebral palsy, to our work promoting inclusion in the schools, we are informing, connecting, and empowering parents, families, clinicians and communities.
To learn more, please visit www.yourcpf.org
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