Pittsburgh, April 22, 2019
The Gulf Building and The Koppers Building Will Be Lit in Orange in Recognition of the Easterseals Work in Changing the Lives of People with Disabilities. In addition, the Pittsburgh County Courthouse and the Pittsburgh City County Buildings will be lit in Orange on a rotation basis, beginning April 21, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA (April 16, 2019) – Easterseals, the leading nonprofit serving the one in four Americans living with disabilities today, celebrates its 100th anniversary on Sunday, April 21, 2019. To commemorate Easterseals’ centennial, Pittsburgh will illuminate The Gulf Building and The Koppers Building in orange on the evening of April 21, 2019.
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 Western and Central Pennsylvania.
“This is more than simply marking an anniversary. Pittsburgh is literally shining a light on the mission of Easterseals, which has made an indelible mark on the lives of people living with disabilities since 1919,” said Lori McCann, Vice President, Development, “It is also a chance to celebrate the efforts of Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania, which has been working for more than 84 years to ensure that everyone in western and central Pennsylvania is 100% included and 100% empowered to reach their full potential, regardless of age or ability.” “During 2019, ESWCPA will be holding events in each of its divisions (47 counties) that are currently serviced in Pennsylvania. From autism services to veteran transitions and senior care ESWCPA services over 17,000 children and adults so they can live fully and confidently every day and throughout their lives. Working together with our families, partners and communities, we’re expanding possibilities for people of all ages and abilities.”
On April 26, 2019, ESWCPA invites the local community to celebrate its 100th Anniversary, while engaging with staff from ESWCPA’s programs and services and interacting with Easterseals’ Disability Awareness Program. The Open House will be held from 11AM- 1PM at Parkway Pub and Food Hall, Seven Parkway Center, Suite 101, 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA, 15220. Lunch will be provided. Contact Lori McCann at 412-281-7244 x 1272 or email email@example.com, if interested.
ESWCPA also plans to celebrate its 100 years of impact at its largest awareness-building and fundraising event, Walk With Me Pittsburgh on May 18, 2019. Participants will walk in a one-mile walk/wheel around Kennywood Park in support of those with disabilities and other special needs. Get the chance to meet former and current Easterseals Honorary Ambassadors--- individuals who have directly benefited from services provided by Easterseals; Chris Fennimore of QED Cooks and 100.7 Star Pittsburgh’s Melanie Taylor. Registration is $40/person (and includes food, entertainment, children’s games and a full day of fun at Kennywood) is available online at walkwithme.org/Pittsburgh or by calling the ESWCPA’s office at 412-281-7244 x 1272.
For other 2019 - 100th Anniversary events, held locally and throughout the state, contact, Lori McCann @ firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Easterseals, visit http://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/.