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Tenth Annual More Than You See: June 13, 2024

posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Exceptional Persons Foundation is ecstatic to announce our 10th annual More Than You See benefit for EPI coming this summer.

Friends, families (kids too!), and community members are all welcome to join us Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 6:00 - 9:30pm at the River Place Plaza in historic downtown Cedar Falls. Guests can look forward to live music by Birdchild, food trucks, silent and live auctions, and plenty of fun at this free-will-donation benefit that is open to the public.

For the past 10 years, More Than You See has been our way to come together and celebrate the value persons of all abilities contribute, while also being entertained.

The concept of this annual fundraiser was created after learning of a real situation we fear happens all too often. While attending the movies a couple of years ago, a person with a disability was called the R-word by another moviegoer.

Saddened and hurt, this person asked his direct support staff to help him approach the group and ask them not to use that word again. Judging from the response they received….maybe they will and maybe they won’t.  

Upon learning of this situation, we were flabbergasted. “It’s the 21 century,” we thought, “Why is this still happening?” Then we asked ourselves, “What can we do about this?” One of our ideas was to create an event that would raise awareness that persons with disabilities are more than you see.

We invite all people of all backgrounds and abilities to come together on June 13, to enjoy a common interest (live music!), and see beyond first impressions to the unique talents within.

Proceeds from More Than You See support persons in gaining greater independence at home, at work, and out in the community.

Learn more about this event and its sponsorship opportunities by clicking here. Stay up to date with event announcements by visiting our Facebook event page.

We hope to see you there!