Pathways.org Celebrates 28 Years of Success, Raises More Than $1 Million

Pathways.org Celebrates 28 Years of Success, Raises More Than $1 Million

Nonprofit Raises Funds to Help Children Reach Milestones

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathways.org, an organization
dedicated to raising awareness for early sensory, communication and motor
delays in children, hosted a dinner commemorating its 28 year anniversary on
Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The event, which
also serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, was attended by
approximately 400 guests and raised more than $1 million.

Since 1985, Pathways.org has used evidence-based research and multimedia as
tools to promote each child's fullest inclusion. The organization strives to
empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of
early detection and early intervention to help children reach their sensory,
motor and communication milestones.

The Pathways.org dinner celebration raised more than $1 million in
contributions. In addition, the nonprofit raised close to $10,000 to fund its
"Course to Go" series. This educational series provides information on
detecting signs of early motor, sensory, and communication delays. The
Pathways.org "Course to Go" series is available on a USB flashdrive bracelet
and is offered to health professional educators nationwide for free.

"The funds raised at this event will help us share important information with
those who can make a difference for the 600,000 children born at risk for
early delays each year," said Felicia Kurkowski, Director of Project
Development at Pathways.org. "By reaching out to parents, physicians, nurses
and therapists, we hope to continue to assist children in reaching their
fullest potential and inclusion."

Pathways.org anniversary gala commenced with a few words from its master of
ceremonies, award-winning journalist, Bill Kurtis and a welcome from Chairman
of McDonald's Corporation and Schwarz Supply Source, Andrew J. McKenna. The
Pathways.org Medical Round Table held a panel discussion on how Pathways.org
provides free materials promoting the importance of early detection and Early
Intervention and the difference it makes in children's lives.

Dr. Michael Msall, Section Chief of Neurodevelopment and Behavioral Pediatrics
at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago, was awarded the
Pathways Pioneer award. The award recognizes and celebrates pioneers who have
strived to enhance the lives of infants and children enabling them to reach
their dreams.

Dinner was followed by closing remarks from Pathways.org Chairman Shirley W.
Ryan.

Pathways.org would like to thank their contributors whose generosity will
enable Pathways.org to continue improving the lives of children and their
families.

For more information and resources on early developmental delays, visit
www.Pathways.org or call (800) 955-2445.

To make a contribution to Pathways.org please visit: www.pathways.org/donate

Christine Dodge

Communications Specialist

cdodge@pathways.org

312.893.6620

About Pathways.org

Since 1985, Pathways.org has used outcome-based research and multimedia as
tools to promote each child's fullest inclusion. Pathways.org strives to
empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of
early detection and intervention for children's sensory, motor, and
communication development. The Pathways.org infant milestones brochure has
been recognized and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as a definitive resource
concerning early development. Pathways.org also has an evidence-based,
outpatient clinic that offers best practice pediatric occupational, physical,
and speech therapy, and provides postgraduate training to health
professionals. Pathways to Inclusion suggests methods to welcome people of all
abilities and their families into their schools, communities and houses of
faith. For more information, call the Pathways.org toll-free parent answered
hotline at 1.800.955.CHILD (2445) or email friends@pathways.org. Pathways.org
is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public foundation.

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