Thursday, March 17, 2011
The 36th Annual, Original Blarney Breakfast, a benefit for Rainbows United, Inc. ushered in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this morning at Old Chicago East in Wichita. More than 1,000 people attended, resulting in a total of $25,000 in proceeds to benefit children birth – 21 with special needs served through Rainbows’ Targeted Case Management Program.
Celebrities from the Wichita area, including Dawson Grimsley of Davis-Moore Auto Group, KAKE-TV, and other Wichita personalities were on hand to meet guests and serve coffee. KEYN 103.7FM and KAKE-TV also provided live broadcasts from the event. Clayton Chamberland of Wichita was the winner of the pot of gold gift basket.
One of the highlights of the morning was the gift of a specialized piece of therapy equipment called at stander to 13-year-old Jayden Hauber. Jayden and her family were on hand to accept the gift.
Rainbows' Targeted Case Managers help families overcome barriers.
Rainbows' case managers help families identify:
* What they want for their child
* What resources are available
* How to access those services and resources
* How to coordinate education, purchased services and natural supports
Mental Retardation/Developmental Delay Services:
* Respite care
* On-going care
* Assistance with durable medical equipment
* Case management
Those who missed the breakfast can still help children with special needs by texting RAINBOWS to 85944 to give $10.
The first 500 Blarney Breakfast received a free commemorative Blarney Breakfast mug, courtesy of SERVPRO.