HOLDS 17th ANNUAL 5K “RUN AND ROLL” RACE
Saturday, September10, The Utah Independent Living Center (UILC) will hold its 17th Annual 5K “Run and Roll”. The race will begin at 9:30 AM at the Redwood Recreation Center (3060 S. Lester St. (1595 W.) in West Valley) and chart a course down Lester St. to West Parkway Ave before circling back around to end at the Recreation Center. Proceeds from the 5 K will go toward continuing UILC’s 25 year tradition of increasing the independence of people with disabilities.
For the past 16 years, residents of the Salt Lake Valley have joined with UILC – be it on foot or by wheelchair – to raise funds for the programs at the center UILC is a private non-profit, non-residential agency that provides independent living skill training to people with disabilities in order for them to live more independently in their comminutes. UILC teaches classes such as cooking and nutrition, communications skills, financial management, and public transit usage. Other services include recreation, deaf enhancement, assistive technology (AT), nursing home transition and diversion, an AT Loan Bank, and a youth program. UILC provides information, advocacy, public awareness, and education on disability issues.
In 2007, The Utah Independent Living Center celebrates 25 years of working to increase the quality of life for Utah residents with disabilities. Events such as this one give the community a chance to come together and show their continued support for UILC’s efforts. Last year, the UILC served over 1500 people and expects that number to increase in 2008. Money raised at this event will ensure that all people who walk through the door receive the services they need.
Pre-registration, before September 15, is 15 dollars. Registration on the day of the race is 20 dollars. The registration fee includes t-shirt and all present are entered into a post-race prize drawing. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. and the race starts right at 9:30 AM. For more information, call Kim or Cathy at 466-5565 or visit www.uilc.org.