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LOS ANGELES, CA, August 14, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ACT Today! (Autism Care & Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to immediate care and treatment to children with autism, announces it will honor Hollywood Talent agent Sydel Lisi with the Golden Cowgirl Award at its 10th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars gala on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in West lake Village, Calif. Over 500 guests are expected to attend the red carpet fundraiser, including corporate leaders, celebrities, families impacted by autism and other autism supporters- and join in on an opportunity to raise money used to help underprivileged children with autism.
"We are so thankful for Sydel and her dedication and hard work over the years. It is a privilege for us to have worked with her for so long and it is a pleasure for us to honor her as our Golden Cowgirl this year," says ACT Today!'s executive director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson.
The red carpet fundraiser will include silent and live auctions, a cocktail reception, dinner program with surprise celebrity presenters, live entertainment and special tribute to the 2015 honorees.
Sydel Lisi Hand is joined by fellow 2015 honorees- ACTivist award recipient, actor Max Burkholder ("Parenthood"), ACTivist award recipient, TV Host and Comedian Howie Mandel and Visionary award recipients and Grammy winner/philanthropists Shawn (Boyz II Men) and Sharhonda Stockman.
Proceeds from the 10th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars fundraiser will make it possible for ACT Today! to continue providing families access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, medical care, autism service dogs, social skills programs, assistive technology, and even safety equipment like helmets for the self-injurious children, as well as fencing for those who wander.
This year's sponsors (as of August 10, 2015) include: Raiman Rocks, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC., The Shape of Behavior, UBS; Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC; Vin Di Bona Productions, City National Bank, Rage Models, Westlake Magazine and NBC Entertainment.
For more information on ACT Today!'s 10th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars, please visit http://www.denimanddiamondsforautism.net.
About Sydel Lisi Hand:
Since 2003, Sydel Lisi Hand has been a talent agent with the Commerical Youth Division at Coast to Coast Talent in Los Angeles. Devoted and focused, Sydel has built great relationships with her clients, including Joey King ("White House Down," and "Crazy, Stupid Love"), Nolan Gould ("Modern Family"), Landry Bender ("Best Friends Forever"), Spencer Boldman ("Lab Rats"), Haley McFarland ("The Conjuring"), Jenna Ortega ("Stuck in the Middle"), Breanna Yde ("Haunted Hathaway" and "School of Rock"), and many more. Very actively she remains scouting for Hollywood's next big star! Sydel has two children, Daniel, successful managing director of GAME OVER and 10-year-old Avery who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 16 months. For five years now, Sydel has advocated to ensure her daughter received necessary therapy, which led to her relationship with ACT Today!. Today, Avery is now a high functioning student and since 2009 Sydel has worked tirelessly to increase awareness of autism and funds for care and treatment.
About ACT Today!:
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing treatment services and support to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit:www.act-today.org.
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