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Clay Aiken's Bubel/Aiken Foundation Raises Over $500,000 to Benefit Children With Disabilities at Gala Honoring the 2008 'Champions Of Change'
Date:11/24/2008

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of The Bubel/Aiken Foundation helped to raise over $500,000 at its recent gala honoring the 2008 "Champions of Change." The inspirational evening was held on October 18, 2008 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in North Carolina. The moneys raised will be used to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and grow side-by-side with their typical peers.

The gala benefit celebration featured dinner and addresses by Foundation co-founders Diane Bubel and Clay Aiken. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in both a silent and a live auction in support of the Foundation's programs. The night was capped with a special performance by Clay Aiken, including songs from his newest release On My Way Here.

The Foundation selects "Champions of Change" for their substantive efforts to extend the boundaries of the human experience to children of all abilities, in keeping with the Foundation's mission of supporting communities with inclusive programs and creating awareness about the possibilities that inclusion can bring.

This year's honorees are:

  • CVS Caremark was named 2008 "Corporate Champion of Change" for their outstanding efforts to improve the lives of children with disabilities. The company's All Kids Can Program has made a 5-year $25 million dollar commitment to making life easier for children with disabilities. Through this signature program, CVS Caremark and the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will support non-profit organizations that provide innovative programs and services in local communities focused on ensuring that children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life. Learn more at www.cvsallkidscan.com
  • Dan Habib and Betsy McNamara were hon
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