UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY PROMOTES INCLUSION WITH WALK EVENT

By WVUA 23 Reporter Maria Blough

Members of the Tuscaloosa community gathered at Snow Hinton Park today in support those living with disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama hosted their event “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.”

“You don’t really know what someone’s going through until you walk in their shoes,” said Masie Barnhill, one of the event’s coordinators. “We want to take the opportunity and walk with the individuals in our program and other programs around Tuscaloosa and really see what it’s like day-to-day in their life and just walk a mile in their shoes.”

Participants walked two laps at their own pace around the park to celebrate living life with no limits.

Organizers said they hope the event will help promote inclusion and unity in the community.

UCP will continue to sell T-shirts from the event until Monday.

All proceed from T-shirt sales go to help fund their programs serving individuals with disabilities.

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