(ATLANTA, GA) FEBRUARY 3, 2014 – Oana Hogrefe Photography (Shutterview.com) awarded the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) $5,000 raised through the Childhood Calendar project. Several families and children who participated in the project were on hand for the check presentation.
Each year a public casting call is issued and 25- 35 children are chosen to be photographed as part of this effort initated by photographer Oana Hogrefe. Funds are collected through the session fee, online voting for the featured monthly images and calendar sales, with 100% of net proceeds being donated to the chosen charity.
The 2014 Childhood Calendar features the beautiful faces of many children affected by apraxia of speech and their siblings as well as quotes about self-expression and communication.
“CASANA truly enjoyed partnering with Oana Hogrefe this past year in order to realize the 2014 feature Childhood Calendar,” says Sharon Gretz, Executive Director of CASANA. “Oana is an extraordinarily talented photographer, as well as human being, and we are so grateful and thankful for her generosity and this amazing donation.”
As 2013 draws to a close, CASANA – its staff and board of directors – are thankful for our friends and supporters. We have been able to accomplish amazing things, some of which included:
Small therapy grants to children with apraxia
The first international Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day on May 14th
iPads and protective cases to children with apraxia for their home speech practice and communication needs
The highest number of parent scholarships ever for the National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
An international research symposium, hosting 40 researchers from five countries to share the “State of the Art” in apraxia research; with videos of the main presentations available on our website for public viewing.
These are just several of the accomplishments improving lives of children and families impacted by apraxia.
If you are considering year end giving, we would love to have your support so that 2014 can be another amazing year of advances for children with apraxia and their families.
Every child deserves a voice.
CASANA is a non-profit organization and a 501(c) (3) public charity as determined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Donations can also be mailed to us at: CASANA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
416 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15209