PALM SPRINGS, CA – Beverly Greer, Chief Executive Officer, of the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs, will be the recipient of the 2013 Raya Hamilton Community Service Leadership Award, the Desert Blind and Handicapped Association announced.
“We are extremely excited to be honoring Greer for her work with the Stroke Recovery Center, and for her significant contribution to our community by serving the disabled members of our valley,” said George Holliday, President and Treasurer of the Board. “Beverly embodies creativity and innovation in the spirit of our founder,Raya Hamilton, who established our transportation agency to help people who had lost their sight remain active and connected to our larger local community.”
The award will be presented at Dining in the Dark, DBHA’s major charity event, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. Dining in the Dark will be an intimate dining adventure served and savored in total darkness that will enhance your other senses with heightened tastes, aromas, textures and sounds. Tickets for the event are $150 with Cocktails at 5:30 pm and Dinner at 6:30 pm.
During the Cocktail Hour, the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, along with CBS Local 2 will present DBHA with its final Coachella Valley Spotlight award for 2013. The organization will receive a $25,000 grant in order to purchase a much-needed vehicle. Sponsorships for the event are still available. Tables and single tickets for the event can be purchased at www.desertblind.org/Events.php or by calling 760-440-7720 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Desert Blind:
Desert Blind and Handicapped Association, through the provision of transportation and social services, empowers the blind, low vision and/or physically disabled population to develop and live independently and to the fullest extent possible for as long as possible. Services are available to residents of Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.