Radio Personality and Motivational Speaker Mark Farrell to Emcee Gala Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Helen Keller Services

Mark Farrell will serve as emcee of Helen Keller Services’ 125th Anniversary Gala on September 13th, 2018


Event will be held in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on September 13, 2018.

Brooklyn, NY…July 27 2018…New York City radio host and on-air personality Mark Farrell will serve as emcee of Helen Keller Services’ 125th Anniversary Gala on September 13th, 2018, at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Farrell, who has vision loss due to congenital retinoschisis, is also a motivational speaker on overcoming adversity.  Helen Keller Services (HKS) serves individuals who are blind, have vision loss, are DeafBlind or have combined hearing-vision loss.  The announcement of Farrell serving as emcee was made by HKS President and CEO Joseph Bruno.

“The 125th Anniversary Gala promises to be an exceptional milestone event in the history of Helen Keller Services,” observed Bruno.  “Two of New York’s most respected and influential professionals are already serving as honorees, Darcy Stacom, Chairman of Capital Markets for CBRE, and Robert B. Catell, former Chairman of National Grid.  The addition of Mark Farrell to our stellar roster ensures that the gala will be a great night.  Through his professional experience on radio and as a motivational speaker, Mark is committed to helping others navigate life and overcome personal and physical obstacles.  He is also dynamic and great fun — just what you want in an emcee.  We’re all thrilled Mark will be bringing his talents to the event.”

With a long and impressive history in radio, Farrell currently hosts a popular talk show on the highly-rated Progressive Radio Network (PRN) and is a weekend personality on 107.1 WWZY.  Additionally, through Mark Farrell Motivation, he speaks and presents to a variety of audiences on critical life skill topics, including overcoming adversity, understanding disabilities, anti-bullying, and celebrating differences.

“We thank Mark, our two very special honorees, and all the volunteers who are working so hard to make the gala a night to remember for everyone attending,” added Bruno.  “This is a very exciting time for us.  In addition to the gala, which honors our 125-year-old Brooklyn roots, Helen Keller Services is moving to new space in Downtown Brooklyn that will coincide closely with the event.”

According to Bruno, the new 44,000-square-foot headquarters at 180 Livingston Street will meet the needs of clients and staff alike.  Founded in 1893, Helen Keller Services offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind.

More information on the 125th Anniversary Gala and Helen Keller Services is available by visiting or by contacting Helen Keller Services Chief Development Officer Mary Fu at

For information on Mark Farrell, please visit

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