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Norcross Police Department C.H.U.K. Run Celebrates Kids of All Abilities

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The Norcross Police Department and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Georgia are teaming up to present a special event featuring family fun and celebrating kids of all abilities on Saturday, May 14.

The first annual C.H.U.K Run (Cops Helping Unique Kids) will begin with a 5K Run through downtown Norcross at 8:00 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee, with all proceeds going to support United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia services for children and adults with disabilities. Participants can register online in advance at Active.com, with a guaranteed T-shirt size. Day of event registrations will be accepted with T-shirt sizes as available.

Following the 5K Run, there will be a free Fun Run/Walk and Family Festival in Thrasher Park at 10:00 a.m. There will be entertainment, games, crafts and activities for kids of all abilities. Chick-fil-A and other local businesses will be providing lunch and the Chick-fil-A cow will be making an appearance.

“The Police Department and the City of Norcross are giving so generously of their time and resources to host this wonderful event,”# said Diane Wilush, executive director of UCP of Georgia. “They want to create a special experience for kids who do not always have opportunities to participate in community activities, and raise funds to support United Cerebral Palsy”s work at the same time. It is an honor to be able to partner with them.”#

“Norcross is a very caring community, and the officers of the Norcross Police Department are committed to doing our part to make our city a great place for all people to live,”# said Police Chief Dallas Stidd. “United Cerebral Palsy is doing important work to make life better for all people with disabilities and we are proud to support them in that effort.”#

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia is one of the largest organizations in the state offering services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include community living programs, personal support, after school and out of school child care, adult day programs, advocacy and more. UCP serves more than 500 individuals and families throughout Georgia on a daily basis, and spends nearly 89 cents of every dollar received on direct services, making it one of the most cost efficient charities in the nation.

For more information about the C.H.U.K. Run or UCP of Georgia programs and services, contact Joan Rizzo at 770.676.2000, ext. 225, or email jrizzo@ucpga.org.