Working in the health care field as a pediatric nurse, I am constantly reminded that not every child is freely able to run and play. Some are left out of normal childhood activities, such as playing at the park, because they have disabilities that do not allow them to climb on or even sit on the playground equipment.
The nonprofit Madison Claire Foundation is working to change that. Their mission is to “enhance the lives of children and families living with physical and developmental disabilities by giving them the opportunity to play alongside others through the creation of a universal playground. Playgrounds should be for everyone!”
The foundation’s first project will be a $1 million totally accessible playground in Woodbury, MN. As their website says, “every playground claims to be handicap accessible. But any parent of a disabled child, or disabled parent themselves, will tell you that accessible and inclusive can be entirely different. Madison’s Place will be the first fully inclusive playground built in the Twin Cities.”
As of this October, they are just $300,000 away from reaching their goal and breaking ground. That’s where the Madison Claire Foundation Disco Event comes in…
Here’s the skinny–On Saturday, October 20, 2012, you can get get down and feel tha funk with Boogie Wonderland at the Fine Line Music Cafe while supporting this wonderful organization! This isn’t your normal, drag fundraising gala…no! It’s all about socializing baby! Drink hip cocktails, eat cool hors d’oeuvres and boogie the night away! (Don’t forget to stop by the live auction with far out items up for bids!) For more information please visit the website. Can you dig it man?
Got jack squat for mulah but still want to attend? No problem baby! You can enter to win tickets right HERE (Contest ends October 15th).
Don’t have a pad in the Twin Cities? Chillax, you can do me a solid and donate some bread to the cause by clicking HERE.
What are you waiting for? Don’t be a square, snag your tickets, join the cool cats and support a great cause–this party is going to be off the hook! (If that’s not enough to convince you, it’s my birthday weekend–come help me celebrate!) See you on the flip side!
I received a ticket to the Madison Claire Foundation Disco Event in exchange for helping to promote it. The text and opinions are all my own. This cause is one I support 100% as it is dear to my heart.