FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOOP-A-PALUZA FEATURES D.A.D. PROGRAM
TOWACO, NJ, (DECEMBER 15, 2009) – The non-profit organization Hoop-A-Paluza, and the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) joined together for the annual Hoop-A-Paluza fundraiser and carnival. The event was in support of local children who are suffering due to economic or health issues.
“We and the local charities we support are deeply grateful for D.A.D. taking part in our annual event,” said Lori Robinson, Executive Director of Hoop-A-Paluza. “We enjoyed taking part in Hoop-A-Paluza,” said D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “A main initiative of the D.A.D. Program, is to work with other non-profits to help the special needs children, adults, and their families.”
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.