Sarah Palin may be best known for her fiery speeches at campaign rallies nationwide, but today she will be able to showcase her softer side as she joins one Alabama community to raise money for charity.
The former Alaska governor will attend today’s Rainbow Omega’s 18th Annual Fundraising Dinner in Birmingham, Ala. Rainbow Omega is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides a sheltered community to adults with developmental disabilities.
The organization has revealed that Palin’s topic will be "Dreams for My Child’s Future: My Views as an Advocate for Those with Developmental Disabilities," and Omega Rainbow’s founder and CEO Stentson Carpenter said the former vice presidential candidate is uniquely qualified to speak on this subject.
"As the mother of a child with a developmental disability, I am sure that [Governor] Palin has realized what a special blessing their family has been given and what important decisions they will have to make about his future," he said.
Stetson added that Rainbow Omega’s mission is to "provide lifelong care in a Christian environment," and expressed his hope that Palin "will communicate our mission in a dynamic manner."
Palin’s youngest son Trig has Down syndrome.