YAI/Central Park Challenge – June 5

 

via YAI.org

On Saturday June 5, join YAI and Broadview Networks for their annual Central Park Challenge. Last year, over 10,000 were involved with volunteering and/or participating in the exciting activities!

Over the course of the day, there are 3K and 5K runs and walks for both children and adults, so you can make the day fun and/or challenging. YAI spokesperson, Sherri Shepard, will be attending the event and continuing her involvement with spreading the word!

The money donated for this event is dispersed amongst various projects that are dedicated to helping those with disabilities and their families. Some of the disabilities that are most recognized through this organization are Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and others that stall learning development for children and adults.

Keep your calendars open for this event – it will be one you don’t want to miss! Visit the website to learn more about YAI,what they’ve done to raise awareness for these issues and how it has made a large impact!

via centralpark.com

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Leisure Sports Festival XII 4/25/10

Lindsay, a good friend of mine, informed me of an exciting charity event taking place in Blue Bell, PA on Saturday, April 25. 

Leisure Sports Festival (LSF) is a sports tournament started in 1999. Different competitive events are played over the course of the day, (including sports, eating, drinking). All proceeds made from this event will go to the United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. It is expected that around 300 people will be participating in the events on Saturday.

The origin of LSF is based on a father, Jim Convey IV, who’s son was born with Cerebral Palsy, (in 2001). Instead of feeling sympathy and loss towards to the challenges this family will face, they continue to overcome their obstacles by helping others.

It is estimated that around 500,000 children and adults have symptoms of Cerebral Palsy.

via cerebralpalsysymptoms.net

Do your part and learn more about Cerebral Palsy and how you can help…

United Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy and Special Needs Organization