UCP facility names room after fundraiser’s daughter


For more than three decades, Billy Kaldes has been fundrasing for United Cerebral PalsyFoundationn. He started this because of his of his daughter Jessica Kaldes.

“That day, that special day September 12, 1985, God brought me to my knees and I said to myself that I think the best thing that I can do is because I know I have a mouth that won’t stop is to grab everybody I can possibly do,” said Kaldes.

Kaldes has raised a total of $3 million for the past 33 years of auctions. 

To thank Billy Kaldes for everything he has done, the UCP facility in Camp Hill officially christened the therapy room after Jessica Kaldes. The room is structered for therapy of the senses and is a great tool for kids and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

“A room like this can calm individuals who are agitated or stimulate them when they’re sluggish” said UCP’s director of childhood and ancillary services Marci Walborn.

Kaldes said, “Today, for me, is one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had.”

If you want to participate in the auction and help for the cause of UCP, this year’s sports memorabilia auction is on May 4th, 2019 on City Island. 

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