Road to Responsibility, a nonprofit organization supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is gearing up for its event of the year – the annual “Making Lives Better” Gala.
Those attending the Sept. 15 event, to be held at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, can purchase a glass of champagne off the Champagne Wall, entering them for a chance to win the grand prize: an Italian-made Roberto Coin Princess Flower necklace, crafted in 18k white gold, and boasting 0.17 ct. of diamonds.
Michael Page of Hingham Jewelers said the necklace is 18 inches in length, with an extra closure at 16 inches to allow for versatility. A small ruby is set on the back of the necklace, a signature of Roberto Coin pieces. According to ancient lore, when the ruby touches the skin of its wearer, it’s said to bring long life and prosperity.
“We are thrilled to continue our support for Road to Responsibility at this year’s Gala,” said David Page, CFO of Hingham Jewelers. “Seeing the excitement on the faces of those who benefit from RTR services at events like this make our contribution so worthwhile. Individuals of all skill levels and abilities deserve the same opportunities. Road to Responsibility ensures that’s the case on the South Shore.”
This year’s annual mission-driven event will also feature a cocktail reception, interactive gaming experiences, a mobile bidding auction, dinner, live entertainment, a dessert buffet and a special program highlighting and celebrating the progress and change Road to Responsibility has made for individuals in the local community.
RTR is partnering with many local vendors and businesses as a way to make this year’s gala extra special and to recognize regional commerce for their support over the decades.
“The excitement is definitely building as we come closer to the 2022 Making Lives Better Gala,” said Christopher T. White, Ed.D., president and CEO of Road to Responsibility. “We look forward to celebrating our achievements of the past year, while raising funds to advance our mission to provide the means, the opportunity and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community – and also to have some fun!”
Tickets are now available as are sponsorship opportunities. Contact Erin Cohen at ECohen@rtrinc.org for more information.