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CINDY VERO, KTU 103.5 RADIO PERSONALITY TO BE HONORED AT THE CHANGE A LIFE HANDBAG AUCTION

Pictured here:  Marisa Spagnoletti, Event Chair of the Maurice J. Spagnoletti Rehabilitation Program fundraiser (left) selects Cindy Vero, KTU 103.5 Radio Personality to receive this year's Children of China Pediatrics Foundation Caregiver Award.
Pictured here: Marisa Spagnoletti, Event Chair of the Maurice J. Spagnoletti Rehabilitation Program fundraiser (left) selects Cindy Vero, KTU 103.5 Radio Personality to receive this year's Children of China Pediatrics Foundation Caregiver Award.

The Children of China Pediatrics Foundation (CCPF) is pleased to announce Cindy Vero, KTU 103.5 Radio Personality and host of KTU Cares is being honored on June 5th at the Change a Life 2014 Handbag Auction to benefit the Maurice J. Spagnoletti Rehabilitation Program. The event begins at 7:00 pm and is being held on Thursday, June 5th at the Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Avenue in East Hanover in New Jersey.  

Cindy will receive the CCPF Caregiver Award for her work in highlighting people in the community doing fantastic work for others.  The KTU Cares show was a dream of Cindy's to be able to feature unsung local heroes who are doing good and great deeds to benefit others.  Not often given air time in a media world focused on breaking news, Cindy’s efforts to bring the good news into our lives is being applauded through this award.  Cindy also co-hosts KTU Mornings with Cubby & Cindy on the Beat of New York’s KTU 103.5 radio station. 

This year, CCPF hopes to reach their goal of $100,000. Reaching their goal helps send medical teams to China to perform life-changing surgeries on orphans with disabilities and expand the Spagnoletti Rehabilitation Program to train more orphan caregivers.  Over 200 handbags will be auctioned off during a lively evening at the Hanover Manor.  All colors, shapes and sizes of handbags have been donated and are ready to complement your wardrobe. There will be handbags from designers such as Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Vera Bradley as well as handbags donated each with a special story. Participants will enjoy dinner, drinks and the presentation of the 2014 Caregiver Award.  

The Maurice J. Spagnoletti Rehabilitation Program is designed to provide training and support to orphanage medical staff members, caregivers and foster parents in China caring for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and a host of other neuromuscular disorders that debilitate and cause pain. Under the leadership of Dr. Heakyung Kim, of the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, CCPF has partnered with the Chengdu Women’s and Children’s  Hospital rehabilitation program and the Chengdu Welfare Institute to help make a difference in an orphan’s life. By supporting this evening of fashionable fun, you are helping this vital program serve children living with disorders that cause pain and debilitation, who would not otherwise have access to life-changing care.  

The Children of China Pediatrics Foundation is an all-volunteer organization.  Their mission is to make an immediate and profound difference in the lives of children living in China’s orphanages by providing surgery and direct medical care to orphans as well as medical and rehabilitation training to Chinese doctors, orphanage workers, and foster care parents. Since 1998, CCPF’s medical team has provided life-changing surgeries to over 700 orphans from all over China and has helped hundreds more through non-surgical treatment plans and training.  

Tickets are $65 per person ($30 of this ticket purchase is a tax deductible donation). Advance ticket purchase is recommended and can be done online at www.chinapediatrics.org. For more information on participating and/or sponsoring the 2nd Annual Handbag Auction, please contact Marisa Spagnoletti at (212) 248-7561 or email spagnoletti.ccpf@gmail.com or Barbara Ettington at (212) 222-5208 or email Barb.ettington@gmail.com.


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