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Study on Enteral Feedings and Family Mealtime Routines

Creighton University logoMarion Russell, a pediatric occupational therapist and doctoral student at Creighton University, is conducting research on the experiences of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy who use g-tube feedings. In short– the research is looking at how enteral feeding affects a family’s mealtime routines. Click HERE to become involved and learn more. It involves a survey that will likely take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Steptember is HERE!

STEPtember has started!  Steptember is an interactive, completely online-based health and wellness event, with the money you raise going to help people with disabilities and their families. The goal is simple: 10,000 steps a day. Almost any activity can be converted into steps. And the ways to fundraise are endless! You can get your family, co-workers, and your community involved by sponsoring you as step your way to your 10,000 step goal. Get out there and get stepping! Even if you haven’t received your pedometer yet, you can still log your steps (using your own pedometer or smartphone) on our interactive website at www.steptember.us.

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Haven’t registered yet? You still can! Log on to steptember.us to form your team. Just note that you won’t be getting your pedometer just yet, so hang tight! We’ll get it to you! And if you can’t participate this year, we understand. You can still make a donation to UCP through the Steptember website here.

Pretty awesome, right? Just think of how great you’ll feel from getting active! And what’s even better? Every single step you take is helping to provide vital services and support through UCP, helping both children and adults with disabilities and their families.

From all of us here at UCP, Thank YOU for stepping up this Steptember! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there and get steppin’!

Help UCP Celebrate Grandparent’s Day!

UCP Grandparent's Day ImageLimited Time Offer: Honor the grandparent in your life with a gift to UCP by September 8 and a personalized tribute card from UCP will arrive on their special day, September 13. Use the hashtag #grandparentsday to share a photo or story about a grandparent you know who made a difference in the life of a person with a disability. Tag @UCPNational and your story might be featured on our blog on Grandparent’s Day on September 13.