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Murder Mystery Mayhem - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 15, 2020

Media Contact:
Lori McCann

Disability nonprofit, Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania presents Murder~Mystery~Mayhem as a way to promote National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which has occurred every October since 1988

Pittsburgh, PA, September 2020:  Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania (ESWCPA) is solving things!  Not only are they making the lives of those with disabilities and other special needs more inclusive, but they will also be solving the murder of Danny “Chuckles” Luciano on October 22, 2020 at 6 or 7:30 PM with a virtual sleuthing evening at Murder~Mystery~Mayhem and all are invited.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  At Easterseals, the very heart of our work is our mission to build a more inclusive world, one that ensures those with disabilities are welcomed and provided with every opportunity to succeed. And a big part of that is helping members of the disability community find employment – because we believe that joining the workforce can be an essential part of living a full, happy and independent life, and that creating inclusive workplaces is a part of creating a better world for everyone. 

“During the CoVID pandemic, like so many other nonprofits, Easterseals has found fundraising for our valuable services and programs more difficult.  So, to encourage existing and future friends of ESWCPA to support our program needs, we decided to host this virtual murder mystery, a fun yet safe program that can be enjoyed by the families, or groups of friends,” states Lori McCann, Vice President, Development. 

“Easterseals holds several service contracts so that we have the ability to provide employment opportunities for persons with disabilities,” states Darlene Malzone, Director Adult Programs. Ms. Malzone continues, “During this pandemic, our workers are considered essential employees, providing needed services at photo license centers as well as custodial services for several facilities. To maintain our quality performance on these contracts, it is essential that we maintain our compliment of manpower.”  

Doug Clewett, VP, Human Resources says, “Currently Easterseals has a number of license technicians positions available for individuals with disabilities and we encourage them to apply.”   More information about these positions can be viewed at https://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/who-we-are/careers-at-easterseals/.”

An invite to Murder~Mystery~Mayhem is included below:


Easterseals works day in and day out for those one in five individuals with one or more disabilities.  For over 100 years, Easterseals has been and will continue to be the indispensable resource for our community. This is not your typical organization. Easterseals is you, me, it is all of us.

For more information on Murder~Mystery~Mayhem visit https://www.eastersealswcpa.org/murdermystery/ .   Question?  Call 412.281.7244 ext. 1272 or email lmccann@eastersealswcpenna.org.

For more information on ESWCPA and those we serve visit www.eastersealswcpenna.org  or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EastersealsWCPA/.


2020 Murder Mystery, Chuckles, Mayhem, flapper

Please join us on October 22nd for an evening of

Murder ~ Mystery ~ Mayhem!

6:00 or 7:30 PM

A Virtual Murder Mystery Evening – hosted on Zoom

Hey, Guys and Dolls, put on your glad rags, grab some giggle juice and get ready for a virtual murder mystery evening.  We’ll be helping mafia boss, Don Carrasino figure out who “offed” his consigliere and best friend, Danny “Chuckles” Luciano.  Was it Gino Cabella, The Hitman?  Or, maybe animosity led Antonio “Lefty” Bonocello - The Don’s Bodyguard to put Chuckles out of his misery?  Whoever it was, the gang needs your help!

Purchase your $25 ticket to save your place today.  The ticket includes game/character information, join-in link, 1920s themed drink & appetizer recipes and a discount coupon to host your own murder mystery.  Games will be held at 6:00 and 7:30 PM. 

Your participation in this fundraising event helps individuals of all ages who face physical, mental, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities and their families.  Enjoy stepping back in time to an exhilarating era of flappers and bootleggers, all while supporting Easterseals' life-changing programs and services.  Joining us in supporting Easterseals and this event are sponsors Playing With Murder, Fragasso Financial Advisors, Maher Duessel and H.B. Retirement.

So, gather more friends, your laptops/pads, giggle juice and get ready for a virtual murder mystery evening of laughs and Chuckles . . . well, definitely laughs but, maybe no “Chuckles!”

 For more information, go to https://www.eastersealswcpa.org/murdermystery/Static/Event-Info

To Purchase Tickets:


Questions?  Email Becky at bhelffrich@eastersealswcpenna.org or Olivia at oharris@eastersealswcpenna.org


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