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CELEBRITIES AND SPORTS STARS JOIN FORCES WITH D.A.D.
LANDING N.J. (September 20, 2006) – Numerous celebrities, sports stars, politicians, and major corporations have joined forces with the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities,) in an effort to bring our “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” programs, to help the special needs children and adults in schools, health facilities, and community centers throughout the world. Some include Senator Anthony Bucco, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Administration, the WWE Superstars, Pepsi-Cola, Chevrolet, the NJ Devils, Hasbro Toys, Members of the NY Yankees, the NY Giants, the Morris County Park Police, the New Jersey Education Association, Guitar Center Music Stores, and Modern Drummer Magazine, among others.
“Statistics indicate that the rate of disabilities in children, has increased more than 47.9 %, over the past 10 years. “This significant increase of the disability population, signals an even more urgent need for us to help,” said D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “As a result, D.A.D. has expanded nationally, in an effort to bring our “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” programs, to help even more special needs children and adults. By doing so, their future can be made brighter.”
“We need this program to help children with disabilities,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as he wished Gesualdo the best of luck with his D.A.D. Program, as the two spoke on a major radio station recently. “It’s absolutely amazing, the kids don’t want to leave school until they’ve had the D.A.D. program,” said Principal Alexis, from one of the New York City schools where D.A.D. is featured. “It’s a great honor to have Guitar Center as the home base for the D.A.D. program,” said the Regional Vice President of Guitar Center, the world’s largest music instrument retailer.
Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.
D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.