For the fourth consecutive year Philly Roller Derby had the privilege of supporting United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia by volunteering at the 35th Annual “Life Without Limits” 5k Run. Serving as Course Patrol, skaters have the responsibility of keeping participants safe on the race course during the 5k run and walk. With over 1,200 participants hitting the course on April 21, this is a job that our members take seriously. (Plus we are excellent cheerleaders – supporting those who are running, walking or driving a wheelchair!). In addition to our volunteer squad at this year’s run we are also proud to have a PHILLY ROLLER DERBY team participate!
Pam Henshall, UCP’s Director of Development calls PRD “the best cheerleaders on eight wheels! Each year they spice up our event and roll with the racers both patrolling the course and encouraging our participants along the way. We can’t thank them enough for being great friends and supporters of UCP and our 5k event, these ladies rock!”
The Mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity is to positively affect the quality of life persons with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. UCP provides adults with Day Programs, Employment Services and Vocational Training. The Award Winning Best Friends Day Program and Early Intervention help children to flourish as part of the Philadelphia School District. Their goal – a life without limits for those living with disabilities.
If you’d like to learn more about United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, read about some of their upcoming events or to make a donation to the Philly Roller Derby running team for this year’s 5k, visit www.ucpphila.org.