A Year in Review

An Update from Our CEO

Cathy with firefighters CEO Cathleen Collins shares in this upcoming Summer Newsletter a review of this past year and celebrates the mark of UCP-OC’s 60 years of serving Orange County

2013 marks a special year as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in Orange County, and the different core programs, people and events that have played a vital role in our organization. We are excited to reflect on the past 60 years and those who have made a difference this year to empower families and help children challenged with special needs to live a “Life Without Limits”.

Thank you to all of our donors who contributed to our Golf Tournament, Life Without Limits Gala and our Annual Fund Campaign. With your support we were able to raise more than $1.398 million this year!

October launched our fundraising season with our Annual “Autumn Golf Classic” and Brianna Cup Golf Tournament, chaired by Scott Pievac CEO of SPC Retail Display Group with lead sponsor Dana Dowers and DLD Insurance. Please Save the Date for this year’s tournament on Monday, October 21, 2013.

In March our support guilds ushered in spring with two spectacular events, the first a festive Fashion Show hosted by Psi Delta and the second a glamorous Casino Royale, hosted by the Sea & Sky Guild and chaired by Guild Founder and President, Linda Beresford.

On Friday May 10, 2013 we held our most successful Life Without Limits Gala to date. Honoring our 60th Anniversary and the philanthropic leadership of Michael K. Hayde. His example of community support and personal philosophy on giving back made him the perfect recipient of our UCP-OC Impact Award. We are very grateful for Mr. Hayde’s support of our organization and the children and families we serve. We are especially grateful for our many event sponsors including lead Life Without Limits Sponsor, The Argyros Family Foundation. For a complete list of event sponsors please see our upcoming newsletter.

UCP-OC is fortunate to have a team of skilled and professional therapists, administrative staff and program specialists who work tirelessly throughout our community. Our collaborative and coordinated children’s services strive to meet the comprehensive needs of families to ensure the support they need throughout a child’s life. This year many of our therapists and staff have spent countless hours outside of UCP-OC earning new certifications and accreditations to further serve the children that come to UCP-OC.

You can remain updated on the happenings at UCP-OC by following us on our Facebook, blog and even Twitter page!

Thank you for supporting our mission to serve the Orange County community and acknowledging the importance of the programs and services our organization provides. Please consider a gift to UCP-OC to support our Annual Fund this year. Annual gifts to UCP-OC help to ensure that every child in need of services receives help and supports critical infrastructure needed to provide excellent care and service. Most importantly, your support helps to ensure a Life Without Limits for every child with disabilities!

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Upcoming UCP-OC Events!

WOD for Wyatt

  • Saturday, March 2nd
  • 11:00am-2:00pm
  • 22600 Lambert St.
    Suite 1203
    Lake Forest, CA 92603

For children with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy, simple tasks like standing, walking, and writing require hard work that takes them out of their comfort zone. To honor these children, we are proud to present the WOD for Wyatt – a CrossFit workout where all proceeds will help United Cerebral Palsy of OC provide therapy services to children in need. There are individual workouts and team/family workouts. For more information on the workouts and to register please visit legendary competitor. $20 Donation to Register! And free event T-Shirt.

http://www.legendarycompetitor.com/events/wod-for-wyatt

Have a Heart for UCP: Fashion Show

  • Saturday, March 2nd
  • 10:30-1:00pm
  • Embassy Suites in Brea
    900 East Birch St.
    Brea, CA

http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/event_details.php?id=108&type=1 

Sea & Sky Guild’s Casino Royale

  • Saturday, March 9th
  • 6:00pm-11:00pm
  • Crevier Classic Cars
    365 Clinton St.
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • $125 per ticket

 http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/event_details.php?id=107&type=1

The Sea and Sky Guild of United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC) will present their Evening in Monte Carlo Casino Royale Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 at Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa.  An evening highlight is honoring Afshin Aminian, M.D. with the organization’s Humanitarian Award. Dr. Aminian is the Medical Director CHOC Children’s Orthopaedic Institute and an internationally renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who offers invaluable medical expertise and support to children with disabilities at UCP-OC.

Life Without Limits Gala 60th Anniversary Celebration

  • Honoring Michael K. Hayde
    CEO, Western National Group
  • Friday, May 10th
  • 6:30pm
  • Balboa Bay Club & Resort
    1221 Coast Highway
    Newport Beach, CA
  • $250 per ticket

http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/event_details.php?id=106&type=1 

Come spend an evening with us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary while honoring Michael K. Hayde. Spend an evening with our UCP-OC family and donors as we raise money for the children and families that we serve throughout Orange County.

Team Jake: OC Marathon–VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

  • Sunday, May 5th
  • Newport Beach, Fashion Island
  • Join us at the Water Station to cheer on our Team Jake Runners
  • Join Team Jake & walk or run for all the children served by UCP-OC and to celebrate Jake Robert

http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/event_details.php?id=46&type=1