Participants 13 years and older registered by Friday, April 5, 2013 will receive an event t-shirt***. This year we will also be offering event t-shirts for children 12 and under for an additional charge. Children’s t-shirts must be ordered by Friday, April 5 and can be ordered on-line at active.com with adult registration or by mail-in registration form.
We are happy to offer timing for the 5k this year. Timing is being provided by the University of Wisconsin Running Club. Children will receive a ribbon upon completion of the 5K or 1K.
We are also very excited to include a raffle at the event this year. We have some great gifts from some of our generous sponsors. Each paid participant will receive one free raffle ticket in their registration packet. More tickets will be available to buy at the event. You do not need to be present to win. Prizes can be picked up at Gio's Garden until May 10, 2013.
All Proceeds will benefit Gio's Garden Inc. Gio’s Garden’s mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with special needs children (birth to 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services.
A special thank you to all of our generous sponsors – Goben Cars, Communication Innovations, Milio’s Sandwiches, Menchie’s, and American Girl! Check out our sponsors tab for more information and direct links to all our sponsor’s websites.
*No more than four children 12 years and younger per registered adult
**Snacks offered while supplies last. We strive to order enough food for all participants but cannot predict the total number of participant for this event.
***To receive a free t-shirt on-line registration though Active.com must be submitted by midnight Friday, April 5, 2013. Paper registrations must be postmarked by Friday, April 5, 2013.
To increase awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy; to bring families, community members, and children of all abilities together; and to give back to the community by donating all proceeds to an organization that strengthens, supports and nurtures families raising children with special needs.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.1
About 10,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with the condition each year. It is the most common motor disorder in children and is second only to autism as the most common disability in children.2
In 2006, 56% of children with CP were able to walk independently, while 33% had limited or no walking ability. More than 40% of children with CP had intellectual disability, 35% had epilepsy, and more than 15% had vision impairment. Nearly one-quarter of children with CP had both intellectual disability and epilepsy.1
1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
2. UCP.org "My Child Without Limits Advisory Committee"