Past Events

A Day of Inspiration with Joseph Gabbedon

May 11, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Our 5th annual luncheon and silent auction was chaired by Nadia Mateen and held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Looking Beyond’s Soaring Spirit Award recipient, Joseph Gabbedon, was born at six months gestation and barely breathing. Gabbedon overcame many struggles as an infant and young child. He lives with the motto, “One needs dreams, not feet to fly,” which has al­lowed him to flourish in so many spectacular ways.

Due to the overwhelming support and generosity, our 5th annual luncheon and silent auction impacted the lives of many children with special needs. We raised $190,000 to benefit the following organizations and programs:

  • UCLA Early Intervention Program
  • Doheny Eye Institute Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • Ahead With Horses
  • Therapy West Enrichment Camp Program
  • Star Bright Foundation
  • Richland Avenue School Special Education
  • Etta Israel Center Youth Program
  • The Achievable Foundation
  • Foundation of Advocacy, Conservatorship and Trust Inc (FACT)
  • M.O.V.E. James Mc Bride Special Education Center

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