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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Contact information:
Development Director
(319) 377-8993

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for the 8th Annual Big Magic Breakfast on Thursday, April 25th, 7:30am at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. There’s no better time to help put youth on a path to success!

All community members are invited to attend this one-hour inspirational event to learn more about the mentoring program that is currently serving over 700 children in our community. Charles Pierson, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America will honor the local agency’s success and celebrate $1,000,000 in Big Magic donations.  Hear inspirational messages from President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Linda Henecke, and Current Little Sister Jessica.  Join in celebration of the impact on 1,000 youth in our community who have experienced relationships that are changing their lives for the better, forever.

The breakfast is free to all in attendance however, seating is limited. This event is sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, TrueNorth Companies and United Fire. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Big Brothers Big Sisters: 319-377- 8993 or email

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa,, provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are being raised in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to facilitate the success of children living in our community by providing support to help children grow as individuals and by encouraging educational and extra-curricular activities.


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