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Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues: United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona is outstanding

Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues commends UCP efforts
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United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona was recently recognized for its tireless work with the disability community by the Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community.

The annual Disability Awareness and Recognition event (D.A.R.E.) was held in downtown Phoenix, Oct. 27, and acknowledged UCP of Central Arizona for its ability to maintain and implement opportunities for full inclusion in the organization’s mission and daily activities, according to a press release.

“United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona, our Outstanding Nonprofit Award honoree, embodies the very essence of resilience, compassion and dedication to the disability community,” said Nicole Anderson, chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues.

“Their commitment to empowering individuals living with a disability is nothing short of extraordinary. In a world that often focuses on differences, UCP of Central Arizona stands as a testament to the power of unity, understanding and inclusion.

As the chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, I am deeply moved by their unwavering commitment to breaking barriers and creating a world where everyone, regardless of ability, can thrive.”

Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues commends UCP efforts

Each year, D.A.R.E. honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to the disabled community.

The ceremony also recognizes those committed to improving the quality of life of all residents and visitors of Phoenix. The program’s goal is to inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community.

“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition,” said Kentay Garvin, CEO of UCP of Central Arizona. “We always say UCP is one of the best kept secrets in the Valley. With this award, it gives us an opportunity to let more people know what we are all about and what we are doing every day to help kids and adults with disabilities live a life without limits.”

Other D.A.R.E. highlights included photos with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, keynote speaker Charlie Duffy, a 16-year-old paving the way for those living with cerebral palsy and a recipient of therapy services from UCP for many years, as well as remarks from retired Phoenix Police Det. Walter Olsen.

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP) has served families with disabilities across the Valley for more than 70 years. With the support of its Champion Partner, Circle K, UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth for infants, children and adults.

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