She astounded millions across the nation with her voice and poise. Now, 13-year-old singing sensation and television Reality Show star Carly Rose Sonenclar will be the special guest at the 10th annual Kids Party for a Cure benefiting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) (DiabetesResearch.org).
The family-oriented event has become an Island institution and will be held at Dave & Buster's at the Mall at The Source, 1504 Old Country Road in Westbury, on Sunday, March 10. The party will feature the newest video games and other fun activities for kids of all ages along with exciting sweepstakes and a silent auction of sports memorabilia and other items bound to keep the adults interested too. The festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. and run until 4 p.m.
Last year's event set records for attendance with the help of "Wizards of Waverly Place" television star Jake T. Austin . This year the excitement generated by celebrity guests continues with Carly Rose Sonenclar 's presence on the heels of her awe-inspiring national television performances.
"Anything I can do to help kids I will. That's why I chose to be involved with the Kids Party for A Cure and the Diabetes Research Institute," said Carly Rose who will be at the event and who will be meeting with eligible sponsors. "So many kids and young people have contacted me since I made my television debut and I've come to understand how important it is to get involved. Being able to support the DRI in its effort to find a cure for diabetes is special to me because it gives me an opportunity to help kids my age."
"Given Carly's wonderful performances, and the type of person we have come to know her to be, we couldn't be more excited to have her at the Kids Party for a Cure," said Honorary Chairperson René Checchia, who is being joined in directing the event with co-chairs Frankie Lam and Sheri Donaldson . "It's so important to have young people like Carly Rose step forward in the spotlight to put a sense of urgency on the need to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. We are extremely appreciative of her participation and support."