FLORHAM, PARK, NJ - Tickets are now available for the seventh annual Roots & Wings Authors’ Luncheon on April 2 at the Park Savoy in Florham Park. The event will feature two best-selling authors. Dawn Raffel, author of The Strange Case of Dr. Couney, will share her research exploring the extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant doctor became a revolutionary innovator in saving premature babies. Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World, will introduce Ms. Raffel and lead a Q&A discussion. The fundraising event supports Roots & Wings, whose mission is to provide young adults who age out of the New Jersey foster care system with safe housing, education, case management, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency.

Roots & Wings board member and luncheon chairperson Wendy Masteller said recently, “We are excited to have both Ms. Kline and Ms. Raffel join us. Participants in this annual event tell us time and time again what a wonderful afternoon they have both hearing from our interesting authors and learning more about the mission of Roots & Wings.”

Thanks to CompoSecure for supporting the luncheon.

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To purchase luncheon tickets ($90) or to learn more about Roots & Wings, visit www.rootsandwingsnj.org or call 973-453-6668. 

About Roots & Wings: Roots & Wings Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1999.  What started as a collaborative, community-based volunteer operation has grown into a well-established organization made up of professional staff, trained mentors and dedicated volunteers. More than 140 young adults have benefitted from their Roots & Wings experience in both Morris and Union counties. From the beginning, Roots & Wings has been client-centered, providing nurturing support, safe housing, educational support and practical life skills to young adults who have aged out of the child welfare system.  Roots & Wings provides a foundation for this high-risk population of disadvantaged young adults on which they can build – replacing dependency with self-sufficiency.