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Museum of disABILITY History Launches GoFundMe Campaign

What:
Community leaders and advocates will come together to officially kick off a GoFundMe fundraiser campaign to benefit the Museum of disABILITY History. To date, the campaign has already received the support of national celebrities including activist, journalist and author Maria Shriver and screenwriter, actor and native Buffalonian William Fichtner. Producer and director Diane English, a native Buffalonian who is best known for creating the hit television show Murphy Brown, and Chris Burke, actor and Goodwill Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society, have also voiced their support. Proceeds raised in the campaign will benefit projects designed to create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.

The kick-off event, Night of a Thousand Stars, will include appearances by Buffalo Bills Ed Rutkowski and Lou Piccone, members of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and Héctor Camacho, Jr., along with a silent auction, presentation and gallery tours. The event is not open to the public, but Western New Yorkers are invited to support the campaign by visiting gofundme.com/Musedisability.

Who:
Héctor Camacho, Jr.
Ed Rutkowski
Congressman Brian Higgins
Jane Corwin, NYS Assemblywoman, 144th District
Christopher L. Jacobs, Erie County Clerk
Edward A. Rath III, Erie County Legislator
Mark J.F. Schroeder, City of Buffalo Comptroller
Lou Piccone

When:
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
October 3, 2015

Where:
Museum of disABILITY History
3826 Main Street
Buffalo, NY

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc.has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

 

1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231
Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

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