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Des Moines Financial Center and Altoona Water Tower to Commemorate Easterseals 100th Anniversary on Sunday, April 21

Financial Center and Altoona Water Tower To Be Lit in Orange in Recognition of the Organization’s Work in Changing the Lives of People with Disabilities

April 12, 2019

Media Contact:
Jessica Brown

Easterseals is the leading nonprofit serving the one in four Americans living with disabilities today. The national organization celebrates its 100th anniversary on Monday, April 22, 2019.

To commemorate Easterseals’ centennial, the Financial Center in Des Moines (666 Walnut) and the Altoona Water Tower will illuminate orange on the evening of April 21.

Easterseals is the largest nonprofit healthcare organization in the United States, delivering services to and supporting more than 1.5 million people annually through a national network of 70 community-based affiliates, including Easterseals Iowa.

“The Financial Center and Altoona Water Tower are literally shining a light on the mission of Easterseals, which has made an enduring mark on the lives of people living with disabilities since 1919,” said Sherri Nielsen, President/CEO of Easterseals Iowa. “It is also a chance to celebrate the efforts of the local Easterseals Iowa chapter, which was established in 1926 and has been working for more than 93 years to ensure that all Iowans are 100% included and 100% empowered to reach their full potential, regardless of age or ability.”

Des Moines and Altoona are joining cities across the nation to light up landmarks from the Los Angeles International Airport to the Helmsley Building in New York, as well as Niagara Falls!

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