A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast

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A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast will be held IN-PERSON on Thursday, March 9, 2023


The Arc of Northern Virginia’s A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast is an annual event that raises critical funding required to provide information, education, direct support services, and advocacy to meet the needs of the 39,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and their families in Northern Virginia.



About the Breakfast

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The Arc of Northern Virginia’s A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast

Date:  Thursday, March 9, 2023

Time:  Coffee & Networking- 7:30-8:00 a.m.   Breakfast & Program- 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Where:  Hilton McLean Tysons Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102


This year’s breakfast theme is “Respect. Dignity. Inclusion.” We strive to protect the ideal that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are entitled to the same respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society. People with IDD belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society. People with IDD are part of and contribute to the fabric of society. Everyone benefits when people with IDD are present and participate. As we begin our seventh decade of advocacy and support, the individuals we serve continue to inspire all of us to fight for full inclusion; for the opportunity to live “A Life Like Yours.”


Yes, this is a fundraiser. However, there is no cost to attend the breakfast, and no minimum or maximum suggested donation. It will be up to us to inspire you with the stories of those we serve. The important thing is to attend. We would love for you to hear first-hand what The Arc of Northern Virginia does, and meet some of the people whose lives have been changed for the better.



Attend the Event – UPDATE: Sold Out

As of Friday, March 3rd, we have SOLD OUT our banquet room at the Hilton.  We’re sorry if you were not able to reserve a seat at this year’s event.  We do appreciate your desire to help The Arc of Northern Virginia raise funds to support our mission, and urge you to use the donation link below to send in your contribution toward the cause.  For those who have a seat reserved, we look forward to seeing you this Thursday.




About Our Covid-19 Protocols

The Arc of Northern Virginia has developed the following guidelines for attendees of our A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast:

•  Proof of vaccination is not required for attendance.
•  If you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms the day of the event, please stay home.
•  Masks are not required, but please feel free to wear one if you wish to.



Why “A Life Like Yours?”

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A Life Like Yours’ is a phrase we use to remind us that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities want the same things we all want…a home of our own, a quality education, a meaningful job or way we spend our days, and relationships we value and depend on. It’s the vision for a community-based system of supports and services that enable individuals to obtain and enjoy a quality life in the community.


People with disabilities often face many hurdles as they attempt to live their lives as fully-engaged, active members of society. Finding information and support regarding education, employment, public benefits, housing, and healthcare is often an overwhelming experience. Northern Virginia families know The Arc of Northern Virginia as the ‘go-to source’ for information, education, referrals, and support.




Make an on-line donation TODAY!

We know you care about your community.  We know you have the heart and desire to help families, to ensure that everyone with a disability gets to live a fulfilling life of their choosing.  We also understand busy schedules.  If you are unable to join us for the live event, you can still become a supporter.  Your generous contribution to support our mission means that we move ever forward toward our vision.

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Since our first benefit breakfast in 2019, we have been fortunate to have the support of generous businesses, corporations, and organizations. Our Benefit Breakfast sponsors, through their contributions to the event, help ensure that the funds raised from this signature event are maximized to support and expand programs and services to the individuals and families we serve. It’s also a great way to associate your name with a highly-respected charitable organization and at the same time demonstrate your commitment to serving our community.




Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our mission and making the A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast possible:


Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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McCandlish Lillard logo






Champion Sponsors:

•  Anthem HealthKeepers Plus Medicaid  &  Anthem HealthKeepers Medicare

•  T-Mobile® for Business

•  United Bank



Official Networking Partner:

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*As of 3/3/2023 


Questions? Just Ask!

Questions about the breakfast? Email us at:  Events@TheArcofNoVa.org

Interested in being a supporter?  Email Howard Stregack, Director of Development at:  HStregack@TheArcofNoVa.org



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