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Halloween Without Limits!


It's Time for #HalloweenWithoutLimits Help Us Get the Word Out about UCP's Digital Photo Costume Contest United Cerebral Palsy invites Halloween revelers of all ages to enter #Halloween Without Limits. No one should miss the fun of dressing up for Halloween because they have a disability which may not be accommodated by traditional costumes. So, UCP is encouraging creativity by rewarding costumes designed to work specifically for the unique challenges faced by people with disabilities.

Please invite your supporters and clients to share their most creative, kooky and fun costumes to our Facebook page by tagging @UCPNational and using the hashtag #HalloweenWithoutLimits. Simply share this email, share one of the Facebook posts we are putting up or share a link to our blog post explaining the contest. It doesn’t matter if they're a princess or a pirate, a ghost or a ghoul, as long as their costume accommodates their disability with flair!

Winners will be chosen based on the number of combined "likes", shares and comments on UCP's national Facebook page. There will also be a "Most Creative Costume" chosen by our staff. Photos of children under the age of 18 must be submitted by a parent or guardian.

Thank you for helping get the word out!

How to Enter #HalloweenWithoutLimits:

1. "Like" UCP on Facebook.

2. Upload your photo(s) to our Facebook wall, using the hashtag #HalloweenWithoutLimits (entries without the hashtag won't be counted!)

3. Vote for your favorite photo(s) by "liking", commenting or sharing throughout the month of October! Be sure to share to get votes from family and friends!

4. Wait for the winners to be announced on Facebook on October 31 and notified via direct message. The prize is bragging rights and a feature in UCP's monthly Life Without Limits newsletter in November. We can't wait to see all of the creative and inclusive costume creations!

Thank You!

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Thank you and congratulations to everyone who supported the international Steptember event. I am happy to say that we raised $5,594.40 through the efforts of our participants!

Special thanks to:

Top 3 Funders! Cheers!

Roberta Jaro $1,739.50
Reva Bascom $920.00
Carly Golden $645.00

Top 3 Steppers! High Five!

Roberta Jaro 2,806,641
Reva Bascom 1,194,037
Shawn Rickets 1,143,432

Again, whether you participated in the event or were a member of the cheering squad...thank you!

Let's Get Moving!

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This month UCP of MetroBoston is kicking off a Year of Health and Wellness for our employees and the individuals we support. Each month will have a different theme such as nutrition, stress awareness, or safety and will feature activities, events, and challenges related to that month's theme. September's theme is "Let's Get Moving" and was kicked off with line dancing and parachute games at both the day and residential programs. Our hope is that with an increase in awareness and understanding and by spending some time each month focusing on things we can all do to improve our overall wellness that staff and consumers will be supported to be a part of a happy, healthy UCP community. Now, let's get moving!

For more photos from the kick-off, please visit our Facebook album.

Support UCP through AmazonSmile!


Now you can support our programs and services just by shopping on Amazon.com!  A portion of your purchase on Amazon.com is donated to UCP of MetroBoston.  Start by clicking HERE to set UCP of MetroBoston as your charitable organization and then use Smile.Amazon.com when you shop.   AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon.  You will have access to the same products, same prices, and same Amazon Prime benefits.

Want to learn more about AmazonSmile?  Click here.

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