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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Five educational sessions to be part of Kennedy Center’s awards dinner

The event also will include the annual meeting

BRIDGEPORT — The Kennedy Center’s 60th awards dinner and annual meeting is set for April 28 at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St.

Keynote address will be given by motivational speaker Jason Crigler and his sister, Marjorie, of New York City.

The dinner will kick off with five educational sessions from 3 to 7 p.m. The following topics will be covered:

- “Siblings of Siblings with Special Needs: Unique Concerns/Unique Benefits” presented by Sibling Leadership Network chairman John Kramer, 3 to 3:45 p.m.

- “Alzheimer’s & Down Syndrome: What to Expect & Current Updates,” presented by Gerard Kerins, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

- “The Importance of Advocacy: You Can’t Afford to Sit Back,” presented by Walter Glomb of the Parent Empowerment Task Force, 5 to 5:30 p.m.

- “Planned Giving: Decisions That Make a Difference,” presented by Michael Lynch and Barbara Green, 5:30 to 6 p.m.

- Question and answer session with Kennedy Center vice presidents, 6 to 7 p.m.

The social hour is at 6 pm., dinner is at 7.

Tickets: $20 per person for the breakout sessions only, $50 for the breakout sessions and dinner, or $40 per person for the dinner only.

Any tickets purchased at a higher level and any donations will benefit the clients of The Kennedy Center. Reservations are needed by April 22.

For ticket information, call 203-365-8522, ext. 213 or reserve at


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