Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
Orlando, Florida (June 24, 2015): As part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, members and supporters of the NFB will attempt to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest umbrella mosaic. Over 2,170 individuals (the current record, achieved by PT Philips in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2012) will simultaneously raise umbrellas to create an image that can be viewed from above. The National Federation of the Blind record title attempt will take place at 7 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, July 8, in the rear surface parking lot of the Rosen Centre Hotel located at 9840 International Drive in Orlando.
Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Every day, the members of the National Federation of the Blind raise the expectations of blind people, because it is low expectations, and not blindness, that stand between blind people and our dreams. On Wednesday, July 8, we will raise expectations by raising a record number of umbrellas to convey the message that the blind can live the lives we want. Together, with love, hope, and determination, we can and will make this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt, and all of our other dreams, come true.”
Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, said: “For the past several years we have been honored to host the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind. We are delighted to do so again this year, and we are particularly excited to host an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt at Rosen Centre. We encourage the Orlando community to support this incredible organization and join the National Federation of the Blind at Rosen Centre in their attempt to break a world record!”
For more information about the National Federation of the Blind GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt, or to sign up to help us set this new record, visit www.nfb.org/gwr.
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
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Mary Deatrick, DPR
(407) 718-4640, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORLANDO (March 11, 2015) – Rosen Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that it has been named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This marks the 5th year that the Orlando-based independent hotel group has received this distinction.
To receive the gold level award, Rosen Hotels & Resorts fulfilled “key criteria” and demonstrated a “strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.” As an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite, Rosen Hotels & Resorts will receive recognition on the association’s website and local recognition at events and in communications materials. The hotel group also will be able to use the Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Seal on its communications. Its associates may also take advantage of free tools such as the American Heart Association’s online Activity Tracker.
The honor is just one of many bestowed upon Rosen Hotels & Resorts for its commitment to better health for its 4,600 associates and dependents. For more than 20 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has offered an innovative, in-house healthcare program for associates and dependents. In recent years, it added to that plan all students from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. In November 2014, the hotel group partnered with Wal-Mart to provide free generic prescriptions for those covered on its in-house plan. And, in 2012, the hotel group opened a brand new associate medical facility, The Rosen Medical Center, A Place for Healing and Wellness, located on International Drive.
“We are honored that the American Heart Association has once again recognized Rosen Hotels & Resorts for our commitment to the health and well-being of our associates and their families,” said Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “We hope that our in-house healthcare model is an inspiration to other companies and individuals who want to take control of their greatest asset – their own health and that of their associates.”
Features of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ associate healthcare program include an array of free preventative care opportunities such as annual physicals, comprehensive screening lab tests, well-baby care, pregnancy case management, weight management and dietician services, smoking cessation, flu shots and vaccines, mental health benefits, as well as exercise programs, classes and fitness groups.
For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com.