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UCP of Long Island to Honor Steve Louro at Life Without Limits Gala
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Long Island will host its Life Without Limits Gala on October 28, 2016 at Flowerfield in St. James, NY. This year’s event will honor Steve Louro, CEO and Founder of Professional Group Plans.
Steve Louro has had a longstanding relationship with UCP of Long Island. He has been involved in the agency’s special events including the Golf Classic, Scramble and Life Without Limits Gala. He has also sponsored The Children’s Center‘s Breakfast With Santa event for many years.
“We are delighted to be honoring this impressive individual at the Life Without Limits Gala,” said Stephen H. Friedman, President and CEO of UCP of Long Island. “Steve is deserving of this honor because he is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live a life without limits.”
For more information on tickets and sponsorships click here or contact the Office of Devlopment at 631-232-0015.
Commack Fire Department Hosts 2nd Annual Barbecue for UCP of Long Island Residents
The Commack Fire Department hosted its 2nd Annual Barbecue for UCP of Long Island residents and their families at the agency’s Indian Head Road Residence on September 17th.
“We want the individuals to know that we are here for them in any shape or form, whether it’s an emergency or an event like this one,” said Michael Breslin, Commack Fire Department's Life and Fire Safety Educator. Participants spent an afternoon enjoying friends and family as well as food, grilled and prepared by members of the fire department, games, pet therapy and the sounds of the live band, Joe Vicino.
Barry Winter laughed while having lunch with his brother, Jonathan, a UCP of Long Island resident during the barbecue. “I like this event because all of the individuals really enjoy it,” said Winter. “It’s a beautiful day outside and I think it’s great that the Fire Department is participating.”
Sara Fitzpatrick, a Recreational Therapist at UCP and one of the coordinators of the barbecue, said that she was very happy with the turnout. “I am so appreciative of all the caring, dedicated people from the Commack Fire Department who returned again this year to make a difference in our individuals’ lives. They provided a wonderful day for all staff, residents and family members. We are truly grateful to them.”
On the Path to Our Goal
The Life Without Limits 5K Walk & Wheel was a great success!