This is the experience-of-a-lifetime for many of these children ... We cannot think of anyone more inspiring to these kids than Congresswoman Duckworth, who has achieved so much despite her own setbacks.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D–Illinois), will serve as the Honorary Chair to the Ninth Annual A Cinderella Ball, a unique fairytale, prom-like event for disabled and seriously-ill local military children, held later this year. Congresswoman Duckworth is herself disabled, as she lost both legs and partial use of her right arm, when she was injured during a 2004 combat mission in Iraq.
Each year, A Cinderella Ball treats about 100 local military children who suffer from severe disabilities and life-threatening illnesses, to a special daytime ball featuring entertainment, dancing and even a ceremonial Marine sword arch entrance on a red carpet.
“This is the experience-of-a-lifetime for many of these children who otherwise might not get to attend a traditional prom. We cannot think of anyone more inspiring to these kids than Congresswoman Duckworth, who has achieved so much despite her own setbacks,” says A Cinderella Ball developer Helen McCormick.
McCormick runs, The House, a student leadership center in Virginia, which organizes the ball. Middle and high school students from The House help plan the event, and serve as “dates” to the disabled children who attend. The House has guided hundreds of needy young people to scholarships, educational opportunities and professional jobs.
"I am honored to pay tribute to these special children of America's men and women in uniform, and also to participate in this inspiring event,” says Congresswoman Duckworth. Other guests of the Ball will include Washington dignitaries, Members of Congress, military leaders and other wounded warriors.
A Cinderella Ball will be held on June 8th at the Willard in Washington, D.C. Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. For information on sponsorships, contact acinderellaball(at)hayespr(dot)com / 703-637-1338. More information on the Ball is available at http://www.acinderellaball.com.