FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STAR LEDGER, PEPSI, AND CHEVROLET AWARD GRANTS TO D.A.D.
LANDING, N.J. (APRIL 1, 2007) – The non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) recently received in- kind grants from several major corporations. The Star Ledger Newspaper has sponsored D.A.D. with a $5,000.00 in-kind grant, to promote the D.A.D. program in schools and communities throughout the New York/New Jersey area. Pepsi Cola has also sponsored D.A.D. with various event items, and Chevrolet has donated a new 2007 Chevy Tahoe as an award prize at a recent D.A.D. event.
“We are extremely grateful to the Star Ledger, Pepsi, Chevrolet,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “They are assisting us in bringing our award winning “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” programs to special needs children and adults, in schools, mental health facilities and community centers.”
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.