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This September, get ready to "Step Up!" for people with disabilities!

From September 1st through 28th, United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina will participate in STEPtember, a worldwide movement to promote active and healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities while raising funds to help support people with disabilities.

Getting involved is easy!

1. Find 3 friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, gym buddies, church members (you get the idea!) and commit to taking 10,000 steps every single day. That's the equivalent of virtually climbing the highest peak on every continent! Not bad for a month's legwork! If 10,000 steps seems like a piece of cake, ramp up the goal as the days fly by. And it doesn’t have to be just walking or jogging - over 70 different types of physical activities (swimming, biking, mountain climbing) can be converted into steps on the STEPtember website, including activities for people with disabilities!

2. Register your team online at http://www.steptember.us/. You can sign up as late as July 25th thru the end of August!  There are two registration options.  The first one allows you to register your whole team for free.  With this option, each team member will use their own smartphone, pedometer, or fitness tracker to track and log their steps, and each team member will agree to a $100 minimum fundraising commitment (you won't be charged until after STEPtember).  The second option requires a $30 registration fee for each team member; however, there is no minimum fundraising commitment with this option and each team member will be provided with a STEPtember pedometer.  

3. After you’ve set your individual and team goals, talk to those around you. Let them know that you’re going to be moving your body all month long for a good cause. Ask them to pledge to motivate you to achieve your goal. Funds you’re able to raise will help support UCP and the individuals we serve.  To donate, just ask them to visit the website (http://www.steptember.us/), click on “Donate” and search by individual participant, team name or UCP of South Carolina. Every single day, UCP helps people with disabilities live a Life Without Limits – and you play a big role in making that happen!

4. On September 1st, start tracking your daily step count (or equivalent activity) using a fitness tracker, smartphone app, or pedometer. Don’t forget to go online and record your activity each day!

5. UCP will hold several Saturday walks throughout STEPtember where the teams can meet up and walk together. Locations, dates and times for these will be posted on ucpsc.org and to UCPSC Facebook page.

STEPtember is a great way to increase physical fitness as well as awareness and support for UCP of South Carolina! Please join us for STEPtember and get moving for healthy and active lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities!


Support UCPSC During Midlands Gives, May 3. 2016!

On Tuesday, May 3, UCP of South Carolina will participate in the third annual Midlands Gives online regional giving day.  Generous supporters like you can visit the MidlandsGives.org website throughout the day. and make a contribution of $20 or more to their favorite charities.  Last year, UCP of South Carolina raised $2,780 in donations and matching funds and was part of a collective of 252 non-profit organizations that raised $1.5 million in a single day.  This year is shaping up to be an even bigger event, with 400 non-profit organizations from the 11 Midlands counties signed up to participate.

We need your help to make this day a success!  On May 3, please visit our Midlands Gives profile any time between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EDT and donate $20 or more.  There will be $90,000 in bonus funds and prizes awarded throughout the day, so your donations have the potential to be stretched even further!  One of the prize contests is the AFLAC Match Minute challenge, and there are three of them throughout the day. During each of those one-minute-long time frames, AFLAC will match up to $10,000 every donation of exactly $100 that comes in for every organization!  

Schedule for AFLAC Match Minutes:

6:00-6:01 a.m.

12:00-12:01 p.m.

5:00-5:01 p.m.

You can also help us by spreading the word about Midlands Gives to your friends and family.  If you have social media, be sure to “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! We’ll be posting pictures and stories on our social media accounts throughout the month of April leading up to the big day, so please feel free to share our posts on your own social media profiles!  Post your own story of how UCPSC has impacted your life or your loved one’s life on our Facebook page, and use the hashtag #MidlandsGives to be part of the larger discussion!    

If you have any questions about Midlands Gives, please contact our development coordinator, Alanna Boozer, at 803-926-8878 or alayton@ucpsc.org. Join us on May 3 and be a part of this incredible day of philanthropy in the Midlands!  Thank you for your continued support of our mission to empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live a Life Without Limits!  

World Activity Day 2016

The Exercise Science Club of USC will hold its World Activity Day fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina on Saturday, April 9th. World Activity Day is a team field event designed to promote physical fitness and health and it is a great way for the individuals served by UCPSC to show of their physical capabilities! Registration is $6 per student or $24 for a team of four students. Check in will begin at 10:30 and the activities start at 11. Lunch will be provided at no extra cost and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams! The deadline to register online for the event is Friday, April 8th at 5 p.m. If you are registering a team, please include all of the team member names in the notes section when you submit your PayPal payment. For more information, contact Alanna Boozer, UCP of South Carolina Development Coordinator, at alayton@ucpsc.org. We hope to see you there!


4th Annual Ride for a Life

Get your motors running for United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina's 4th annual Ride for a Life fundraiser! The event is being led for the third year in a row by members of the Mad Hatters Riding Club. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the UCP of South Carolina office with kickstands up at 11 a.m. Riders will stop at several different points in the community with an after party starting at 3 p.m. The after party will feature a DJ, 50/50 drawing, raffle, and live auction. Please keep checking this page for additional details as they become available, including event sponsors, a route map and directions to the various stops. In the event of inclement weather, the ride will be rescheduled for April 30, 2016. Registration is $10 for a single rider; $15 for a couple; and $50 for a group of five riders. An event t-shirt will be included at no extra cost for those who are signed up to participate.  We'll also be selling them throughout the day for $10 a piece. For more information, please contact Alanna Boozer, Development Coordinator, at 803-926-8878 or alayton@ucpsc.org


Note: If you are registering a group of five riders, please e-mail names of the riders and shirt sizes to alayton@ucpsc.org once you have registered.  

Ride For a Life 2016 Registration
T-shirt Sizes
Second T-shirt Size (Riders with Passengers)

 Purchase a Ride for a Life T-shirt!

T-shirt Sizes


Bikes will leave out at 11 a.m. and riders will make several stops in Gaston and Swansea before the after party at Shooter's in West Columbia.  Here is a list of stops and addresses, along with a link the map.  We will also provide printouts of the directions for riders the day of the event.

Bunky's Tavern

923 Old State Rd.

Gaston, SC 29053

The Barn

706 Jim Rucker Rd.

Swansea, SC 29160

The Shack (in front of Archie's Custom Cycles)

105 E. Craft St. (address for Archie's Custom Cycles)

Swansea, SC 29160

Shooter's Bar and Grill

3030 Charleston Hwy.

West Columbia, SC 29172


Would you like to show your support for a Life Without Limits and generate awareness for your company at the same time?  Then consider being a sponsor for Ride for a Life!  We have several different sponsorship packages available and we are happy to talk with you and help determine one that best suits your interests.  For more information on sponsorships for Ride for a Life, contact Alanna Boozer at alayton@ucpsc.org.  

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United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina is working to positively support and impact the achievement of a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities. 

Contact  today to learn about us and how you can support a Life Without Limits for people living in your community.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) supports the people we serve to achieve better lives, helping them to maximize their potential, encouraging them to explore their aspirations and dreams, and providing ongoing support as they continue a lifelong journey of development and growth.

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