Friends of The Unicorn Children’s Foundation Turn Out in Style (April 27, 2009)
Boca Raton, FL – April 27, 2009 – Celebrities, major donors, sponsors, community leaders and friends are key to the success of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. The South Florida and Montreal-based charity supports education, awareness and research programs and services that assist children with disorders that result in developmental, communication and learning challenges. The Unicorn events have drawn international interest and notoriety as “the place to be.” The Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s kicked off its 10th Anniversary Year with a spectacular black-tie affair chaired by Laura Moore. The Key to the Golden Palace transformed the legendary Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida into a magical oasis, complete with camels and belly-dancers. World renowned singer Mr. Pat Boone and Mr. Donald J. Trump, Grand Honorary Host and recipient of The Unicorn Children's Foundation Shining Star Award lent their support to an event that raised more than $1,000,000 for the organization’s programs and services, including funding the first-of-its kind community mobile screening clinic. Mr. Trump again welcomed guests this winter to Mar-a-Lago for the Unicorn’s The Fabulous You. Major sponsor, Smart for Life, with chairs Renata and Dr. Sasson Moulavi, Joanne Gabay and Richard Kayne deviated from the classic gala to create an exquisite nightclub complete with a sizzling designer fashion show, exciting live and silent auctions, mock casino gaming, and dessert and dancing under the stars with Brazilian dancers and swimming mermaids. Unicorn Grand Ambassadors, David and Juliette Ezagui, and Founder’s Award recipients, the Ziegfeld Girls of Florida, were recognized for their significant contributions to The Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Most recently, perfect weather and enthusiastic golfers combined to make The Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s Inaugural Golf Tournament a hole-in-one. The chairs of this inaugural event, Elisabeth and Bobby Dalfen, Michelle and Ron Yellin, Doris Taxin and Jack Stievelman, provided the necessary, strong leadership resulting in enough funds being raised to support the expansion of a second Mobile Autism Screening Clinic that will provide developmental screenings and guidance to young children and their families in Palm Beach County, Florida. The success of this event would not have been possible without the support of major sponsors the Victor & Emily Damiano Charitable Trust, the Mike Rosenbloom Foundation, Isador S. Segal Trust, the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Fund and celebrity TV and movie character actor, Tim Culbertson. “We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, donors and friends who help us to unlock the potential of our very special children through early identification, education, and awareness of evidence-based intervention,” said the Unicorn’s executive director, Sharon Alexander. “Early detection is the key to young children leading successful, productive lives.” The Unicorn Children’s Foundation promotes and supports education, awareness and research initiatives globally on behalf of individuals with disorders that result in developmental, communication and learning challenges including, but not limited to, attention deficit disorder, Asperger, autism, bipolar and dyslexia. Established in 1995, the Foundation fosters coordination between parents, professionals and policy makers to ensure that those children affected receive the resources necessary to help them reach their full potential through adulthood. For more information, please call (561) 620-9377 or visit www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org.