On Saturday, June 23rd an event will be held to benefit the Up to 3 Intervention program, which assists families with young children with developmental delays and disabilities of various types. The Run, Walk & Roll Fundraiser race is a one mile walk, 5K or 10K event to be held that weekend at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan. Jackie Alderete was a guest last week on KVNU’s For the People to tell us about the event.
“All of the proceeds go to supporting the children in our program. A lot of the kids need wheelchairs, and adaptive equipment to help them sit up at the dinner table so they can actually eat with their families and different things,” she said.
The Up to 3 program is a project sponsored by the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. Alderete says many local families benefit from work done at the center.
“There are many different programs and branches of the Center for Persons with Disabilties and part of what the center….lately has been trying to focus on is actually that community outreach. They’ve just completed this brand new, beautiful building here on campus and they just had the ribbon-cutting ceremony just 2 or 3 weeks ago”.
That building is the new Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. You can get more information on the Center at www.cpdusu.org. She said there are early registration discounts for the race through the end of May. You can register at www.upto3.org. There will also be bounce houses for the kids, cotton candy, pizza cards and more. They also need volunteers, so that’s another way you can help.
Jackie Alderete talks with Jason Williams of For the People about Run, Walk & Roll Fundraiser