The Developmental Disabilities Association supports not only the developmental disability community, but also the community at large through partnering, assisting, and fundraising. Every year, the DDA partakes in fundraising for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Last Wednesday, Joyce and I (joined by around 700 other people) attended the United Way Campaign Kickoff at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Also in attendance was Kiah Tucker, Afternoon Drive Host, Virgin Radio 953; Tracy Redies, President and CEO Coast Capital Savings; United Way of the Lower Mainland President and CEO Michael McKnight; Lisa Kershaw, 2009 United Way Campaign Co-Chair and Partner with Ray & Berndtson; Don Enns, President and CEO of CANTEST Ltd.; United Way of the Lower Mainland Board Chair Lydia Drasic; and Mark Madryga, senior meteorologist at Global News.
Attending this breakfast event was a great way for Joyce and I, and the Developmental Disabilities Association as a whole, to show support to our community partners. The United Way plays a paramount role in our community by striving to enrich the lives of vulnerable people. Although the DDA is a non-profit charitable association, each year, the staff at DDA does their best to raise funds to support the United Way. For more photos from the United Way Campaign Kickoff, you can visit the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s flickr.