Access Living presents 'Lead On' award

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Access Living has been helping Chicago's disabled community since 1980, providing services for everyone to live full and rewarding lives. The cross-disability is governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities.

In 2017, Access Living is celebrating the contributions of two women in their annual Lead On Award gala. Valerie Jarrett and Beatrice "Buddy" Cummings Mayer will be receiving their award at the gala on Monday, June 5, 2017 at The Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Money raised at the gala will go a long way in supporting Access Living's goals of providing quality services for those most in need.

Mimi Alschuler from Access Living and Jacky Dorantes who is the READY Program Coordinator sat down with Eyewitness News to talk about the upcoming gala and the need for support.

Access Living 2017 "Lead On!" Gala
Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Address: The Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
Admission/Ticket Prices: $400
Deadline to register: Monday, June 5 at 9 a.m.
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