Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA to Visit with Children at Kennedy Krieger Institute

October 6, 2004
Miss Finnessey will read her book, The Furrtails, to inpatient children
When: Friday, October 8, 2004
2:30 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
What: The reigning Miss USA, Shandi Finnessey, a champion for children with mental challenges, will be visiting the city of Baltimore and stopping by to read the book she authored, The Furrtails, to Kennedy Krieger inpatients. She will also be touring the Institute.

Dedicated to helping children with disabilities, Finnessey has worked tirelessly over the past few years to promote the inclusion of individuals with mental challenges. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters degree in counseling. Finnessey is an inspiration to the children at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore serves more than 11,000 children each year through inpatient and day treatment programs, outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop and pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis.

For More Information: Contact Bryan Stark at 443-923-7334 or 410-916-7958.