By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Special Health Awareness Event Slated In September
Placeholder Image

United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin County and Health Plan of San Joaquin as the Signature Sponsors are joining forces for STEPtember, an international fundraising event that takes place Sept. 1 through Sept. 28.

STEPtember challenges teams of four people to each walk 10,000 steps a day, improving fitness while raising awareness and funds for your local UCP. The challenge isn’t just limited to walking; participants can run, swim, cycle, or even do yoga to meet their goals. Individuals are also encouraged to raise money from friends and family, with the incentive being a little friendly competition.

For further information email, visit the UCP website at or call the UCP of San Joaquin office at 209-956-0290.

Teams and individuals can track their progress, in both steps taken and money raised against other local and international teams, by visiting the STEPtember website at UCP will acknowledge top teams through e-blasts during the event and on its Facebook page and newsletter after the event.

Money raised goes to support your local UCP and the crucial services they provide, reaching over 2,000 individuals each year. UCP has been advocating for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities for over 50 years and provides programs that support adults, siblings, parents and care providers, early intervention, advocacy, and education services. UCP is committed to helping its customers overcome obstacles by creating systems that are accessible, dependable, and promote independence.

UCP hopes to include as many people as possible in this challenge and values each and every participant. STEPtember is the perfect way to get active while raising awareness for a great cause.

You can donate or sign up today at

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.