For Immediate Release


April 22, 2021

Media Contact:
Lori McCann

Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2021 - Easterseals, the leading nonprofit serving the one in four Americans living with disabilities today, is celebrating its 102nd birthday.  As we celebrate the 102nd Anniversary of Easterseals, we are more committed than ever to creating a world where everyone, regardless of age or ability, is 100% empowered and 100% included. 

For 102 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource committed to expanding possibilities for children and adults with disabilities, including those with autism, veterans, and seniors.  With an on-the-ground presence and through exceptional programs, ESWCPA supports over 17,000 children, adults, and their families so they can live fully and confidently every day and throughout life.  “In 47 counties around the state of Pennsylvania, our five divisions meet families where they are, and provide resources to help them reach their goals,” said Lori McCann, Vice President, Development of Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania. In schools, workplaces, and communities, we are fostering environments where everyone is included and valued.  Together with our partners, we are ensuring that those with disabilities have the resources necessary to live, learn, work and play.”

Throughout the Co VID 19 pandemic, we were able to support individuals and families living with disabilities. People who rely on Easterseals continued to have access to critical and life-changing services so that they can live, learn, work, and play in their communities – even during a year-long crisis.

To commemorate the Birthday/Anniversary, National Day of Giving and to raise necessary funds so we can continue to respond to the increased needs of the people we serve, many who were severely impacted by COVID-19, a number of “Let’s Eat Cake” fun family-friendly activities and contests were held (Click HERE).  

Since we cannot provide all our programs and services without the help of the community, we are inviting the public to donate $10 and sign our Birthday Card.  To sign, they can go HERE, an email will then be sent to them with a link to the Birthday Card.  All proceeds raised from the Let’s Eat Cake Birthday Celebration will help support Easterseals’ vital programs and services.

If you are interested in reporting more on this event, Easterseals programs and services or how we survived a year of CoVID19, please contact Lori McCann at

About Easterseals:  Since 1919, disability service-based nonprofit, Easterseals has proudly served as the essential resource to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs. By providing its life-changing services day in and day out, Easterseals is working to ensure that all people, regardless of age or ability, have a future where everyone is 100% empowered and 100% included.  

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