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Senator Joseph Kyrillos to Attend Charity Event

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Senator Joseph Kyrillos and Robert Stack

Senator Joseph Kyrillos and Robert Stack

May 17, 2012– (Princeton, New Jersey) – National nonprofit organization, Community Options, will be hosting their Annual Spring Event on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7pm at TPC Jasna Polana.

Since 1989, Community Options has been developing homes and employment for people with disabilities. The organization operates in thirty-seven cities across ten states supporting thousands of people and their families with the help of over 2,600 employees.

Senator Joseph Kyrillos of New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District will be attending the event as a supporter and advocate for people with disabilities. In 2011, Senator Kyrillos was awarded the Betty Pendler Award, the highest-ranking award given out by Community Options on an annual basis.

Betty Pendler was a tireless advocate for persons with disabilities. She was committed to people with disabilities, their families, and those who serve them. She was a person of commitment, good will, new ideas and new approaches to service. Betty was a powerful and enlightened advocate.

“Community living for people with disabilities is far better than institutional living. It is morally wrong to institutionalize a person who has done nothing wrong against society,” says Senator Kyrillos.

At the event, the organization will be holding a Silent Auction with extraordinary offerings. All money raised at the event will go towards advancing the mission of Community Options, to develop housing and employment for people with disabilities.

“We are so grateful for the support of Senator Joseph Kyrillos, he is a true advocate and champion for people with disabilities,” says Robert Stack, President and CEO of Community Options.

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