Trail blazers will be out in full force May 7, 2014 at the Cipriani for the 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. UCP of NYC offers more than 75 comprehensive programs to over 14,000 New Yorkers with disabilities including children, adults, and their families. By providing medical, educational, technological, residential, employment, and community services, UCP of NYC is a lifeline to individuals and families in need.
UCP of NYC graduates over 400 children from Pre-School each year, operates nearly 80 residences for individuals with varied housing needs, and serves the entire NYC community, including children, veterans, the elderly and more through assistive technology services.
The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Those attending include: Susan Lucci, Judith Light, America Ferrera, Robin Givens, Ali Stroker, Paula Zahn, PIX11 Anchor Tamsen Fadal, Mike Woods, fashion designer Nicole Miller, MSNBC Hosts Alex Witt and Thomas Roberts, “Veep” star Isiah Whitlock Jr.
About Women Who Care
Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community. It is a celebration of women who have deep concern for others and are passionately committed to giving back. Their extraordinary accomplishments and great character have inspired women around the world to achieve their full potential.
Hearst Corporation, a long-time major sponsor for UCP of NYC, joins the Loreen Arbus Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s luncheon. Cole Haan is the event’s premier gift in-kind sponsor and will be creating a unique pop-up shop at the event where proceeds from bags sold benefit UCP of NYC.
About United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the fifth largest U.S. health organization. In New York City, UCP of NYC is a leading nonprofit provider of direct services, technology, and advocacy to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP of NYC offers a breadth of more than 75 comprehensive programs including medical, clinical, educational, technological, residential, and rehabilitative services to over 14,000 individuals and families annually. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
WHERE: Cipriani, 42nd Street, New York City. 110 East 42nd Street (Between Lexington & Park Avenues).
WHEN: Wednesday May 7, 2014
Red Carpet Arrivals – 11:-00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Awards & Program: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
WHO: VIPS Confirmed to Attend:
Susan Lucci – Emmy® Award-winning star of the hit Lifetime series Devious Maids, New York Times Best-selling Author and former Women Who Care Honoree & Host of Women Who Care.
Judith Light – Emmy®, Golden Globe & two-time Tony Award-winning star of the hit series “Dallas” & 2014 Women Who Care Honoree.
America Ferrera – Emmy® Award-winning star (Ugly Betty) of the new film Cesar Chavez.
Robin Givens – Star of the ABC series Twisted, & 90210 and Co-Chair of Women Who Care.
Isiah Whitlock Jr. – Star of the hit HBO series Veep and The Wire.
Mike Woods –Meteorologist & Reporter, Fox 5’s Good Day New York.
Alex Witt – MSNBC Host of Weekends With Alex Witt.
Tamsen Fadal – Emmy® winning PIX 11 News Anchor.
Scott Stanford – Emmy® winning PIX 11 News Anchor.
Ali Stroker – of Glee and Glee Project fame, and Co-Chair of Women Who Care.
Paula Zahn – Six-time Emmy® Award-winning Host of On The Case With Paula Zahn and Co-Chair of Women Who Care.
Thomas Roberts – Host of MSNBC’s Way Too Early.
Nigel Barker –Host ofOxygen’s The Face and past judge for 17 seasons on America’s Next Top Model.
Donna Hanover – Former First Lady of New York City, Author and Honorary Co-Chair of Women Who Care.
Nicole Miller –Award winning internationally renowned Fashion Designer/entrepreneur.
China Machado – Groundbreaking iconic fashion model, editor and producer & 2014 Women Who Care Honoree.
Cheryl Wills – Award winning Anchor & Author, NY1 News Television.
Teresa Priolo –reporter, Fox 5 News & Good Day New York.
Camilla Barungi – Model, Entrepreneur and Activist of Project Runway fame.
Loreen Arbus – Producer, Disability Rights Activist and Founder/Chair of Women Who Care.
Maysoon Zayid – Comedian, Actor and Disability Rights Activist and former Women Who Care Honoree.
Jill Herzig – Editor-in-Chief of Redbook and Honorary Co-Chair of Women Who Care.
Daryl Roth – Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer.
Julia Monk – Senior Vice President, Director of Hospitality Interiors at HOK & 2014 Women Who Care Honoree.
Hannah Jacobs – Founding Member of Family Member Inc. & Co-founder at Art of Auction & 2014 Women Who Care Honoree.
Edward R. Matthews – CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
Ubah Hassan – Model/entrepreneur.
Herb Hamsher – President, TAO Management & Tetrahedron Productions.
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann – Executive VP/Artistic Director of OPI Products Inc.
Anita Hollander – actress, National Co-Chair SAG-AFTRA Performers with Disabilities
Elinor Tatum – Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the New York Amsterdam News.