UCP of Sacramento and Northern California to honor Sutter Health President

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March 15, 2011 — United Way California Capital Region certified nonprofit partner UCP of Sacramento and Northern California will hold its 18th annual Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner 6-9 p.m. on April 6 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The group, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits, will honor Sarah Krevans, president of Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to individuals who have displayed a passion for life and a desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others.

“Sarah has been an outstanding leader in this community,” said Doug Bergman, president and CEO, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. “She has worked to ensure more people have access to health care, and she was instrumental in renovating a local playground to ensure it was accessible to children of all abilities. She is a positive role model and very deserving of this year’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.”

More than 500 people are expected to attend Sacramento’s premier humanitarian event, which has raised more than $1.5 million for children, adults and families living with disabilities. Last year’s event raised $169,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, a silent auction and the Fund-a-Success live auction.

Sample bids for this year’s Fund-a-Success live auction include $5,000 to support one child at UCP’s Saddle Pals adaptive horseback riding program, $1,000 to help someone with a disability learn how to live independently and $250 to give a family more than 12 hours of in-home respite care.

For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Samantha Garcia at sgarcia@ucpsacto.org or 916-283-8317.

Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta and Sutter counties. Programs include Saddle Pals adaptive horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.