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Alaska’s Governor Palin Named IGHL Foundation’s ’Honoree Of The Year 2009’

Originally Posted: January 31, 2009

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Manorville - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been named "Honoree of the Year 2009" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL; www.ighl.org), a Manorville based not-for-profit organization providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities in New York State.

According to Walter W. Stockton, IGHL's Chief Executive Officer, "Governor Palin is a devoted public servant and mother who has set a fine example on the national stage for many families who have children with developmental disabilities. As a mother with a Down Syndrome child, Governor Palin has become an inspirational symbol to our IGHL families who are coping with their own child's special needs. These families look to leaders such as Governor Palin for compassionate attention to the educational and therapeutic programs that are improving their own youngsters chances for learning. We at IGHL applaud the Governor for her concern for children with disabilities."

IGHL, one of New York State's largest not-for-profit organizations, has more than 5,000 children, adults, and their families benefiting from a wide range of programs, services and support including state-of-the art facilities and over 75 innovative training and educational programs for children and adults with disabilities.

The award will be presented at the organization's 30th anniversary of service which will be celebrated at its annual fundraising gala to be held on May 14 on Long Island. The high-profile gala will be attended by parents and family members, as well as by federal, state and local government officials and leaders of corporations who are all committed to helping people with developmental disabilities lead fuller and richer lives. "The annual event is one of the largest affairs on Long Island," stated IGHL's Stockton.

For more information contact Frank Lombardi, Assistant to the CEO, 631-878-8900 ext. 102, e-mail: flombardi@ighl.org.

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Guest (louis Bowman) from port jeff station says::
So much hate from the left, what's their problem
Jun 2, 2009 1:05 pm

Guest (Pennie) from Mineola says::
Inspirational to families caring for special needs children? This mother put her own need for fame, glory, attention and prestige ahead of her children. Do you choose to run for VP causing a microscope to be placed upon your family and requiring you to leave your children in the care of others when one is an infant with a serious disability and another a misguided teenager pregnant at a tender age. Palin exposed her children when she should have protected them. If she is one who sets the example then this country surely is in moral trouble.
May 27, 2009 1:35 pm

Guest (Palin 2012) from e.h. says::
I love sarah Palin. She would make a great President someday. I love her.
Feb 8, 2009 5:07 pm

Guest (Charlie) from East Hampton says::
This is a joke, right? The only thing Palin cares about is herself.
Feb 7, 2009 1:05 pm

Guest (Agent Gibbs) from biforkal says::
Choice of moose or Alaskan wild salmon for the entree. You betcha'
Feb 3, 2009 2:05 pm


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