Raises $1.2 Million to Help Children Around the World Raises $1.2 Million to Help Children Around the World 
Nonprofit Helps Children Reach Important Developmental Milestones  
CHICAGO, IL  -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 --, a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about
early motor, sensory, and communication delays in children, hosted a
dinner commemorating its 29th anniversary on Monday, November 18,
2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The event was attended by
more than 400 guests and raised $1.2 million to help in the creation
and distribution of free educational resources on child development. 
The dinner celebration commenced with a welcome from the
Chairman of McDonald's Corporation and Schwarz Supply Source, Andrew
J. McKenna, and a short introduction to the evening's program by
master of ceremonies, award-winning journalist, Bill Kurtis. Aimee
Halstuk, a former patient of the Center in Glenview,
Ill. spoke about the importance of early treatment and described the
personal benefits she received from early therapy. Halstuck recently
returned to to mentor young girls by hosting a Friday
Night Girls Club where girls ages six to nine came together to
socialize and support each other. 
The evening's program concluded by detailing the numerous
accomplishments of creation of 40+ educational videos
on YouTube which currently receive more than 4,000 views a day,
educational outreach to 70+ Chicagoland medical residency and health
education programs, distribution of more than 300 "Course to Go"
educational tools that spread information on the detection of early
motor delays, and much more. 
Funds raised by the event will help continue to provide
free resources on children's motor, sensory, and communication
development for parents and health professionals all over the world. would like to thank the contributors whose generosity
will enable to continue improving the lives of children
and their families. 
For more information and resources on early developmental delays,
visit or call (800) 955-2445. 
To make a contribution to please visit: 
Since 1985, has used evidence based research and
multimedia to promote each child's fullest inclusion.
strives to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of
the benefit of early detection and intervention for children's motor,
sensory, and communication development. The 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. also has an 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 all abilities and their families into
communities, sports, schools and houses of faith. For more
information, call the toll-free parent answered hotline
at 1.800.955.CHILD (2445) or email
is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public foundation. 
Contact information
Melissa Eichstead
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