Team UCP, representing United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, participated Sunday, June 24th in the 2012 Achilles Hope & Possibility 5 Miler in Central Park.

The event attracted over 6,000 participants, including celebrity support from the host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart.

Team UCP, one of the largest teams to join the Achilles Hope & Possibility 5 Miler, included over 200 registered team members consisting of staff, supporters, and Honored Racers — individuals with disabilities. Team UCP’s Honored Racers accounted for over a quarter of the team and raced in a variety of capacities alongside athletes from all over the country. The team raised nearly $40,000 for UCP of NYC’s extensive programs serving over 14,000 children, adults and their families in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

EmblemHealth and Pilot Benefits were the lead benefactors for Team UCP and Advocate level sponsors included, Carnival of Love Foundation, Logotherapia, MD Automotive, National Van, BLT Prime, and Vincent DeCalogero CPA.

The Achilles Hope & Possibility 5 Miler celebrates and inspires athletes of all abilities and ‘walks’ of life. Achilles International is a non-profit organization that helps athletes with disabilities train and compete in mainstream races throughout the country.

For more information about United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, contact Matt Flynn or Christopher Vicini at james@jamesgrantpr.com or (917) 626-1300 or go to www.ucpnyc.org.

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