This is a perfect greater Milwaukee charity event for individuals and families who want to make a difference in the community and get some fresh air before winter starts to set in.
(PRWEB) September 24, 2011
“Ladies and gentlemen—your attention please—the 16th Annual Joe’s Run, Walk & Roll is about to start.” Joe’s Run, Walk and Roll, a greater Milwaukee run, walk and wheelchair roll, takes place this Saturday, September 24 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin (UCPSEW) programs and services for children and adults with disabilities—including cerebral palsy—and their families.
Joe’s Run, Walk and Roll is a Milwaukee volunteer event that includes a non-competitive 5K run, walk and wheelchair roll and a 1-, 2- or 3-mile fun run, walk or wheelchair roll starting at 10:30 am. Participants can enjoy food, beverages, raffles and entertainment at the post-run reception, immediately following the run at Hart Park.
“This is a perfect greater Milwaukee charity event for individuals and families who want to make a difference in the community and get some fresh air before winter starts to set in,” said Nirvana Cobb, Special Events Manager at the United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin.
All proceeds benefit children and families whose lives have been affected by a disability. This year, the featured guests will include Milwaukee Brewer Casey McGehee and his family.
The event is named for former UCP-SEW board member Joe Lubarsky, an individual living with cerebral palsy who began running and collecting pledges from family, friends and business associates as a way to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy over 20 years ago. As of now, Joe has helped raise over $1 million in support of the greater Milwaukee charity group’s mission.
Although he participates every year, today Joe’s sons Eric and Tony and their cousins are “running” the event. What started as Joe’s solo run in 1988 has grown to become Joe’s Run, Walk and Roll, a community celebration that brings together families, friends, teams and individuals to support a common cause.
Since 1970, UCP-SEW has worked to help people living with disabilities and their families. Although the organization is still named United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin, the organization assists and supports families living with a variety of disabilities. In fact, 65% of the more than 2,500 children and adults who received direct services from UCP-SEW last year have a disability other than cerebral palsy.
For more information about Joe’s Run, Walk, and Roll or any of UCP-SEW’s programs or services, call Special Events Manager Nirvana Cobb at (414) 329-4507 or visit them on the web at http://www.ucpsew.org.
About United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin (UCP-SEW)
United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin (UCP-SEW) seeks to advance the independence, productivity and rights of individuals and their families who are living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine and Kenosha counties.