FAU's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is hosting it's fourth annual Wings of Hope charity reception on Feb. 28. The event will honor Joe and Fran Eppy of Boca Raton for their longstanding support of FAU CARD and the autism community.
The event is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Museum, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. All proceeds will benefit CARD, which provides free professional consultation, support and training to families and individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders.
The theme of this year's event is "CARD-i-gras." Guests will enjoy a Mardi Gras celebration with hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music, silent auction and raffle. Tickets for the event are $150 per couple or $75 per person.
Lloyd Bucher, Station Manager at WPTV and a CARD board member, will be speaking about the impact of the autism program and share personal experiences with his own son, who has autism, and who has received support from the CARD program at FAU.
"FAU CARD provides essential services to more than 2,900 families in the region," said Jack Scott, Ph.D., BCBA, executive director of CARD. "This year more than ever, I want to urge all those who care about people affected by autism to attend our Wings of Hope event."
The focus of FAU CARD is to optimize the potential of people with autism and related disabilities by enabling them to learn, work, communicate and socialize in the community.
For more information, to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, contact Maryellen Quinn-Lunny at 561-221-3436 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information about FAU CARD, visit http://autism.fau.edu .