An Evening with Sir Elton John
Giants of screen, stage and television gathered to support AIND/Giant Steps School and the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, both of which are dedicated to helping children. This once-in-a-lifetime fundraiser, titled Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, attracted more than 600 attendees and featured appearances by Brian Williams and Nathan Lane. The highlight of the special evening was a heartfelt ninety-minute performance by Sir Elton John. The more than $1 million raised in this one night will be shared equally between the two charities. Giant Steps CT is a Connecticut State– approved private school in Southport for students, ages three to twenty-one years, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or other neurological impairments. With funding from this event, AIND will further develop its campus and expand its programs to offer adult services and comprehensive therapies to a broader population. The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, founded by Paul Newman, is an international family of camps and programs that provide life-changing experiences to children with serious medical conditions and is always free of charge.