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3rd annual Cerebral Palsy walk brings awareness

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 14:10:39-04

The third annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K & family FUN-Raising Event took place on Saturday.

The event, which takes place at Woodlawn Beach Grove in Hamburg, featured a short one mile accessible walk for walkers, wheelchairs and assistive equipment and 3K and 5K walk/runs to benefit the Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP.

Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP is a non- profit organization that is dedicated to bringing the Symptom Recovery Model (SRM) treatment protocols to WNY, grant scholarships for CP families, spread awareness and bring the CP community together and improve the quality of life of those affected by CP.

Participants were encouraged to wear specially monogrammed, 1-pound ankle weights to simulate what it may feel like to walk with Cerebral Palsy.

The Gandee family who gained national attention when Hunter Gandee carried his younger brother with CP on his back for a 111-mile walk, raising awareness for CP, were in attendance.

CP is a neurological disorder that affects the orthopedic health of gross and fine motor functions resulting in physical disabilities. The disorder affects nearly a million children/individuals in the U.S.