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A reception begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon at noon.
The exhibition features original works of art by 20 local and international artists, including artists with disabilities, who brought their unique art pieces depicting Frida Kahlo's legendary life, art, and legacy.
The community joined in the whole-day celebration by participating in activities and eating good food.
This year, the honorees will be The Alhambra Educational Foundation, Reyna Del Haro Kaiser Permanente Foundation, SCE Foundation, and the Nicole Tilley, William H. Tilley Foundation. All of them have been superheroes in their support of the Y.
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation believes that all persons, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the arts.
The October Disability Art Exhibit at Los Angeles City Hall featured Academy of Special Dreams Foundation and LIFT artists.
Special Olympic Athletes of Southern California will assist with the 5K start and will host games on the main stage at 9 a.m.
CEO Valarie Gomez welcomed the sold-out crowd, thanking guests for contributions and pointing out the growing need for YMCA 24/7 children’s programs to help working homeless families and disadvantaged parents working two jobs.
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation organized its first ever global project that served the special needs community in Mexico in December.