Results of UCP's First Annual World CP Day and Challenge
On Sept. 4, the first annual World CP Day was celebrated, marking the beginning of a month dedicated to raising awareness and support for people living with cerebral palsy. People submitted 461 ideas to the "Change my world in 1 minute" contest, which featured ideas that will help people with cerebral palsy through improved mobility, independence, accessibility or social connections. The winning ideas will be announced in March 2013 and given grants to help turn their ideas into reality. World CP Day also kicked off the World CP Challenge, a fundraising and fitness effort that raised $774,399 worldwide to help support people living with cerebral palsy. Learn more about the World CP Day and Challenge.
UCP announces new national leaders
United Cerebral Palsy has elected four new members to its national Board of Trustees and four leaders to serve as officers of the Board. Edward G. "Woody" Connette, an attorney in Charlotte, N.C., will lead the Board of Trustees as its new Chair. Connette has long had an interest in public policy, litigation related to disabilities, health care and mental health and has been involved with disability groups for more than 20 years. He is joined on the Board by Ian Ridlon, Mark Boles and Pamela Talkin, and by new members Michael Burke Jr., Ruth Gullerud, Melvin "Chip" Hurley, Linda Maguire and Rob White. Learn more about UCP's new leaders.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to
ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together
with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence,
productivity and full citizenship of people disabilities by supporting more than
176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time.
UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living
and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.
For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with
disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers,
UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that
increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to
dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information,
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