PARC will host its 21st Annual Cablethon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, live on Comcast Cable Channel 8.

Hosted by PARC’s Executive Director Susan Limongello, the broadcast is PARC’s opportunity to celebrate its commitment to providing exceptional services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The event has been PARC’s single largest fundraiser for 21 years.

This year’s broadcast will include discussion of current issues in the area of developmental disabilities, visits from community leaders, and PARC participants and family members.

Recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 1954, PARC provides programming and advocacy for more than 650 children and adults with developmental disabilities within Putnam County and in southern Dutchess and northern Westchester counties.

“PARC’s Cablethon is a one-day celebration of the accomplishments of our children and adults in the Putnam County community and a time when we can say ‘thank you’ to our dedicated sponsors and donors live on the air,” said Limongello. “In a time when service needs and costs continue to rise, your partnership with PARC is essential, to help us continue to provide programs and care for our 650 participants with disabilities.”

Pledges and donations may be made in several ways:

1. Send your tax-deductible donation to PARC, 31 International Blvd., Brewster, NY 10509. Make checks payable to PARC.

2. Call in advance: 845-278-PARC, ext. 2287. Major credit cards accepted.

3. Watch the Cablethon. Call in your pledge: 845-225-5650.

4. Present a contribution at the Cablethon at PARC Center or Comcast Headquarters in Carmel.

To learn about services and advocacy, call 845-278-PARC.

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