Host Evan Golden was at the beautiful Mar-A-Lago for the Unicorn Children’s Foundation 20th Anniversary Luncheon & Boutique hosted by the Unicorn Children’s foundation and event chair Angela Fisher this past Thursday, December 11, 2014. Aqua Gulf Transport, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Barry & Silvana Halperin were the lead sponsors of this exciting event that will raise funds to increase awareness of neurodiversity, those who think, communicate, and learn differently.
This unique event honored the Rosenblooms, founding family of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation for their 20 years of hard work, dedication, and philanthropy. Unicorn honored their new inductees into the Visionary Society, Silvana Halperin, as well as Dr. Rafael Cabrera into the Order of the Unicorn. The event also honored past gala chairs for their time and contribution to the foundation.
About Unicorn Children’s Foundation:
The Unicorn Children’s Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Since its inception in 1994, Unicorn Children’s Foundation key objective is to provide hope and answers for the families of children affected by neuro-diverse conditions, such as: Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Bipolar, Dyslexia, and other learning adversities. Today, nearly 1 in 6 individuals are currently diagnosed with a neuro-diverse disorder. To date, we have awarded over $3,100,000 to increase awareness of these disorders, establish effective treatment guidelines, and disseminate this information to professionals and parents across the globe.
The latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control indicate that 1 of every 6 children is affected by a neurodiverse condition, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia other general learning disorder. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s efforts to transform communities to engage, inspire, empower, and include individuals with neurodiversity in everyday routines, activities, and places. The support of the public has made possible several initiatives within the South Florida region:
• Completion of year 1 for students at the Unicorn Village Academy, a community-based life-skills, academic and career high school for youth 13-22 with neurodiversity and hidden abilities.
• Partnerships with local universities to provide free developmental screenings and referrals aboard our Mobile Developmental Clinics in traditionally underserved areas of the community.
• Launch of the 211 Special Needs Hotline in Palm Beach/Treasure Coast to connect families with available resources and service providers in the community.
For more info about the foundation go to www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/ or by calling 561.620.9377.