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The 2023 Bash – For Today, Tomorrow and All the Tomorrows After That 

The Bash logoWe have an exciting evening planned just for YOU!
Tonight is about changing lives for participants and families. Creating a better quality of life today, tomorrow and all the tomorrows after that. Because those who need special recreation in their lives need it for a lifetime. As you enjoy the evening’s festivities, please open your hearts and wallets to support WDSRA participants and families.

Evening Festivities
Open Bar • Dinner • Dessert Bar • Spirit Pull • NEW! Trip Raffle • Yeti Party Raffle • NEW! Heads or Tails Raffle •  Silent Auction • LIVE Auction • Raise the Paddle • DJ • Dancing

Together we can create a better quality of life for participants & families!

 

GUESTS CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
SPONSORS CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(Corner of Route 53 & Butterfield Rd.)

6pm Registration & Cocktails
7-10pm Welcome, Dinner & Program
10-11pm Dessert Bar, DJ & Dancing

$150 per person with Open Bar
Your reply is requested before February 17, 2023

Black & Red cocktail attire encouraged

Join Us for Music & DancingDJ provided by Sounds Abound Entertainment
After the fundraising concludes, stay to dance and enjoy the entertainment! Hit the dance floor or just sit back and relax as Sounds Abound Entertainment takes over and the fun continues. The DJ will be playing the hottest new songs as well as some oldies-but-goodies…including dance, pop and rock. Plus, you will have a chance to request your favorites.

 

Bash Invitation cover

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2023 INVITATION

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2023 LIVE ITEMS

 

2023 PROGRAM BOOKLET COMING SOON

 

 

Asking for Help Isn’t Easy – Rana & Ahmad Aquil

Ahmad AquilAsking for help isn’t always easy. Admitting you can’t do it alone makes you vulnerable. But reaching out for help makes you brave. When Rana realized her brother Ahmad needed more than she could give, she put aside her pride to give Ahmad what he needed most.

Rana has been taking care of Ahmad in one way or another since she was 12 years old. It just comes with having a sibling with an intellectual disability. Being 3 years older, Rana has watched Ahmad hit his milestones and become the happy, energetic person he is today. At 24-years-old, Ahmad is a genuine delight to be around.

With the passing of their father 5 years ago, Rana stepped into a new role to become Ahmad’s main caregiver. She was now sister and ‘parent’ managing everything from his day-to-day living needs to his overall health and wellbeing. That also included planning for his future needs. At just 27-years-old herself, that was an unbelievably huge undertaking.

Read their full story here.

 

It Could Happen to Anyone – Noah’s story

When COVID began, Dad’s sales job ended. Mom had her hands full as a stay-at-home mom taking care of a now 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old Noah*. Keeping some sense of normalcy for the children meant some hard choices had to be made.

Four years ago, Noah came to WDSRA. Inclusion services helped him connect with other children his own age. Noah is on the autism spectrum and has an expressive and receptive language disorder. It takes him a bit longer to process incoming messages or cues and it can be a challenge for him to express his outgoing messages to others. The one-on-one support he received through inclusion services was a tremendous help in his young development.

Then, in 2020, the world shut down due to COVID. Like many others during that time, Noah’s dad lost his job. The family income dried up. Savings went down and the family debt went up. Stability for her two children though, including therapies for Noah, couldn’t waiver. Sacrifices were made… a lot of sacrifices.

Read their full story here.

 

Donations are always welcome!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

Event Date
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Event Location

The Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(Corner of Route 53 & Butterfield Rd.)

Event Cost

$150 per person with Open Bar
Your reply is requested before February 17, 2023
Black & Red cocktail attire encouraged

 

Sponsorships Available
Interested in being a sponsor or donor? Contact Lea at 630-681-0962 or leaj@wdsra.com.