Joe and April Niamtu, longtime ARC advocates and parents of ICDS graduates Joey and Evan Niamtu, were named as honorary ARC spokespeople at the annual Ladybug Fund wine dinner held at the Old Original Bookbinder's Restaurant on Sunday March 19th.
The Niamtus will appear in an ARC TV commercial that will begin airing In April on WWBT Channel 12 and selected Comcast Cable channels. The TV spot is designed to raise awareness of ARC and its four core service areas: Infant & Child Development Services, After School & Day Support, Civitan Vocational Services and Camp Baker in Chesterfield County.
The Niamtus were also the subjects of a March 19th news article, "ARC's voice to be couple who've been â''in trenches' " by Richmond Times-Dispatch business columnist Bob Rayner. Dr. Niamtu told the newspaper, "There are so many things my sons cannot and will not ever be able to do on their own. Unfortunately, the list is endless, but there is actually something the boys can do. They have the ability to influence and help other families by increasing community awareness of ARC."