A Fundraiser for Autism!!

With April being Autism Awareness month…and with Autism alarmingly on the rise in our county, WH is partnering with a few local businesses to raise money to combat Autism and the havoc it can wreak on a family.

Salon de Beaute, Scarsdale

On Monday night, April 23, 2012, at 7pm, come and join us for some beauty and shopping.  Salon de Beaute in Scarsdale, and owner Bernadette, will be our host for the evening.  For the entire month of April, Salon de Beaute features BLUE hair extensions for only $10 per extension.  The entire $10 goes to fund the Eastchester School District Special Education Programs.  You see, Bernadette’s handsome little nephew, Kenny, is on the spectrum of Autism.  Her sister, Kenny’s mom is Gerarda Tiangco, a real estate professional in lower Westchester.  Gerarda has worked tirelessly ever since Kenny was diagnosed with PDD-NOS as a baby, to not only raise awareness of the effects of Autism, but to raise funds as well.  For several years running, her husband’s law firm, Filannino & Tiangco, held an annual golf outing to raise funds for AUTISM SPEAKS, one of the leading Autism charities.  Gerarda has also raised money for all the programs her son has ever been involved in, including the Fred F. Keller School in Yonkers.  Last year, Bernadette stepped in, and offered to feature the blue hair extensions for the month of April, with all proceeds going to the Eastchester programs.  This year, she is doing the same…and we are helping her up the ante!

To ramp up the fun, we are co-sponsoring a one-night event for hair extensions…and jewelry shopping with Elizabeth Bussian, a Stylist with STELLA & DOT. By now, Stella & Dot is a household name, and is probably the fastest-growing and most popular jewelry company to date.  Bussian will be donating her proceeds for the event to the Eastchester Programs, and Stella & Dot is featuring four special bracelet designs for purchase, with 20% of the proceeds going to AUTISM SPEAKS!  So…its a win-win for Autism all around!!  The bracelet styles featured are the Shine, the Revival, the Toujours, and the Sole.  You can check them all out on Bussian’s website, here.

The Shine Bracelet and the Sole Bracelet for Autism Speaks!

As an additional bonus (and fundraiser!), all the jewelry “credits” accumulated from the sale of Stella & Dot for the night will be raffled off to one lucky winner!

Grab a friend, your daughter, your sister, or your mom, and head over to Salon de Beaute, located at 111 Brook Street in Scarsdale, on the 23rd at 7pm.  Have a glass of wine, some cheese or dessert, get a few blue hair extensions, and shop for fabulous jewelry.  While you are having fun, you will be benefiting not only one, but TWO great entities that help make better lives for families affected by Autism!

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