Pomona, CA… A special ceremony will take place during the “Walk and Roll for Casa’s Kids” that will honor Paula Zeidman and the memory of her husband, Jake, who was an Ontario businessman and philanthropist. Jake and Paula will receive Casa Colina’s Annual Friend of the Children Award. The “Walk and Roll” will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2008 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at Casa Colina’s medical and rehabilitation campus located at 255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey) in Pomona.
The “Walk and Roll,” is a fundraising event benefiting Casa Colina Children’s Services. This family fun fair will include vendors, a petting zoo, bounce houses, DJ and other family friendly activities. The main attraction will be the Walk & Roll Children’s Parade that will proceed around the building and gardens on Casa Colina’s campus.
Funds raised at “Walk & Roll for Casa’s Kids” will be used to benefit Casa Colina Children’s Services. Casa Colina Foundation subsidizes nearly 35% of the care provided at Children’s Services that assists in providing 21,000 treatment visits annually for children ages 0-16 with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, genetic disorders, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, cerebral palsy, orthopedics, and sports injuries. It is the premiere regional provider of early intervention for children with autism.
Jake Zeidman served on the Board of Casa Colina and had recently been elected to the office of Treasurer. He and his wife Paula have a special interest in the welfare of children and were active supporters of Casa Colina Children’s Services. Zeidman was President of Patton Sales Corp. of Ontario, CA., a leading manufacturer of steel, industrial machinery, and office furniture in the Inland Empire. He also found time to give back to the community in many ways and “the Friend of the Children Award” is a recognition of his and his family’s support of the needs of children with disabilities.
The Presenting Sponsors of the 2nd annual “Walk & Roll for Casa Kids” are Don and Marilyn Driftmier of West Covina; Oticon Inc. of Somerset, New Jersey and Casa Colina Surgery Center. Admission is free and Team Sign-ups, sponsors, vendors and donations are still welcome! For details, please visit www.casacolina.org or call 909/596-7733, Ext. 2218. Donations, registration and sponsorships can be made directly at the website.
ABOUT CASA COLINA: Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation provides comprehensive physical rehabilitation and specialized medical services for children and adults at its 20-acre campus in Pomona, California. It has served the community for over 70 years and is the region’s leader in providing a continuum of rehabilitative care that includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, highly specialized medical programs, residential facilities and recreational programs for people of all ages with many types of disabling conditions.