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Actors Honor Awards Recipients at UCP Annual Conference
Recognizing People and Companies that Exemplify
Life Without Limits for People with Disabilities
Emmy-nominated actress Cheryl Hines, of ABC’s Suburgatory & HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm
Meredith Eaton, of ABC’s Boston Legal & granddaughter of UCP founder
Washington, DC (April 2012) – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) – an international advocate, educating and providing support services for children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities – welcomes Emmy-nominated actress Cheryl Hines, a UCP Celebrity Ambassador and member of the national Board of Trustees, and actress Meredith Eaton, well known for her breakout role in the ABC hit series Boston Legal, and granddaughter of one of UCP’s founders, Nina Eaton, at the UCP Awards for Excellence dinner during UCP’s 2012 Annual Conference, Transitioning to Tomorrow, Friday, April 27, 6:30-10:00 p.m., Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC.
WHO: Cheryl Hines, Emmy-nominated actress, UCP Celebrity Ambassador and member of the UCP Board of Trustees; and actress Meredith Eaton, well known for her breakout role in the ABC hit series Boston Legal, and granddaughter of one of UCP’s founders, Nina Eaton.
WHAT: Each year, the UCP Awards for Excellence are presented to affiliates, individuals and companies whose exceptional activities, achievements and dedication exemplify the UCP mission to educate, advocate and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.
Hines will co-host the Awards for Excellence dinner and celebration along with UCP Board Chair, Bruce Merlin Friend. Eaton will represent her family for a tribute to her grandmother, Nina Eaton. Nina was a founding member of the New York State Cerebral Palsy Association in 1946, which evolved into UCP in 1949. She remained an active leader in the disability community, and served on the Board of Directors of UCP of Suffolk for 20 years, on the UCP national Board of Trustees, and most recently as an Emeritus board member, up until her passing, last month.
WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2012, 6:30-10:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
PRESS: For press interested in covering the Awards for Excellence, interviews and additional information, contact Lauren Cozzi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Included is a photo of UCP Celebrity Ambassadors, Cheryl Hines and RJ Mitte with students from the Villanova University social justice film class, who were recipients of the UCP 2011 Outstanding Youth Award.
About United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by supporting more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.ucp.org.