Sayreville, NJ, April 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- On April 22, 2017, the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation will be hosting a musical tribute and celebration in support of the Where Angels Play Foundation and Lucas’ gift to the Garden Friends Learning Center in Sayreville, NJ. The event will be a day of celebration and remembrance for Lucas DiGuilio, who tragically passed away at the age of 22 months. His death was ruled Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC), which occurs when an apparently healthy child beyond the age of 12 months dies without warning and without cause.
The Where Angels Play Foundation, whose mission statement is, “to create joyful places to play. To provide hope, recovery, and to ‘pay it forward’ in supporting projects that reflect a return to family values across the nation,” has proudly partnered with the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation in honor of the incredible young boy, and Foundation’s namesake – Lucas. Where Angels Play, inspired by Lucas, and with the support of the public, look forward to delivering the joyful gift of a playground that will reflect the personality and influence of one incredible little Angel, Lucas. Albert DiGuilio, father of Lucas and VP at Eneractive Solutions, an Edison Energy Company, hopes that “the playground will not only be a place for children present and for future generations to play, but will also be a place to bring awareness to SUDC and how precious time and our children really are.”
Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brien will be providing opening remarks, with additional speakers to follow, including: Bill Lavin, Founder of the Where Angels Play Foundation, along with Albert DiGuilio and Maria Markisello of the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation, and Terri Kelly, owner of the Garden Friends Learning Center.
The day’s events will take place from 1-5pm and be held in conjunction with the MAX of Sayreville’s Day of Giving Event. The MAX Challenge is a mind and body renewal system that is designed to make fast and lasting changes to both appearance and overall wellbeing. In collaborating with the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation, the MAX seeks to combine fundraising in support of SUDC with a day of family activities. Activities scheduled during the Day of Giving and Celebration include: face painting, live entertainment from local musicians such as FOG, Still Small Voices and Split Decision, Tricky Tray, mini workout sessions led by MAX instructors, Creative Movement for children, refreshments and more.
About the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation
Following the loss of their son, Albert DiGuilio and Maria Markisello created the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation in order to build a lasting legacy for Lucas by honoring his fondness for music and introducing a scholarship to students in the performing arts. The Lyrics for Lucas Foundation also seeks to provide support to SUDC research and help come one step closer to a world in which SUDC no longer exists. To learn more about the Lyrics for Lucas Foundation, please visit: http://www.lyricsforlucas.org.