Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and National Down Syndrome Society, 2008 Spring Luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--()--Master of Ceremonies Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle & Breaking Bad) will present honors for community service and volunteerism at the 2008 Spring Luncheon of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and the National Down Syndrome Society.

Where:   The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:00 AM Reception, 12:30 Lunch
Tickets: $150 each
What: Lunch, Awards, Silent Auction
Who: Bryan Cranston, Nancy O'Dell, John C. McGinley

Honorees:

The Vision Award honors individuals or programs for supporting individuals with Down syndrome helping them to share their voices with the community. This years honorees will include Nancy ODell (Access Hollywood) for her support of the Best Buddies organization, John C. McGinley (Scrubs) for his continued support of individuals with Down syndrome through their annual Buddy Walks, and the ARC and Adults English Hand Bell and Chime Choirs for their community service.

Additional Vision Awards will be presented to the fourteen past presidents of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles Board of Directors; representing over 30 years of public service.

Sandra Thlick, Deborah Bogen, Marlyse de Laat, Nancy Hall, Michele Shaw, Susan Rackerby and Theodore Feit, M.D., Kathryn Heukrodt, Joseph Hart, Sandra Finch, Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D. and Michael Muchin, Darryl Mikuni and Tom Von Der Ahe, Jr.

The Voices Awards honor individuals with Down syndrome who have shared their voice with the community through personal accomplishments. In 2008 the awards are being given to individuals who have contributed through public service and volunteerism. The DSALA will be awarding 6 Voices Awards.

Jasmine Banayan of Encino Hills

Peter Blumenthal of Santa Monica

Richard "Danny" De La Rosa of La Verne

David Feit of Simi Valley

Nicholas Heukrodt of Calabasas

Susie Schallert of North Hollywood

Over the past 30 years the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles has provided services to over 2,000 families in Greater Los Angeles from all walks of life, that include individuals with Down syndrome.

315 Arden Ave. Suite 25
Glendale, CA 91203

www.dsala.org

Contacts

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles
Gail Williamson, Executive Director, 818-242-7871
818-515-1375 cell

Contacts

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles
Gail Williamson, Executive Director, 818-242-7871
818-515-1375 cell