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Senator Testa Highlights Local Charity Fashion Show that Benefits Disabled Children

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Applauds Organizations Efforts in Inclusion and Acceptance

In efforts to support local community organizations, State Senator Michael Testa Jr. (R-1) attended the “I Love Me and My Disability Fashion Show” hosted by the ‘From We Can’t to We Can’ at the Landis Theater in Vineland, NJ.

“It was an absolute honor to attend the I Love Me and My Disability Fashion Show. Our local kids and young adults are cherished members of our community – and no one can deny their joy, energy, and excitement walking down the fashion runway” Senator Testa Stated.

State Senator Michael Testa Jr. attended the “I Love Me and My Disability Fashion Show” hosted by the ‘From We Can’t to We Can’ at the Landis Theater in Vineland, NJ. (June 2020)

More than 10 percent of New Jerseyans (of all ages) report a disability, according to a nationwide report from 2017. In New Jersey, out of the “six types of disabilities identified in the ACS, the highest prevalence rate was for ‘Ambulatory Disability,’ 5.7 percent.”

“We constantly show the world that we are capable and worthy of anything we put our minds to – no matter what we look like. The fashion show proved that and was absolutely magical,” Trinity Jagdeo, the event’s founder explained.

“Seeing the kids pure enjoyment and excited on stage meant the world to us, and even more to them. Having said that, it feels phenomenal to have support from a local government leader. It makes us feel heard and important,” Ms. Jagdeo added.

Senator Testa noted that the charity event was the first of its kind in South Jersey.

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