The Make Lemon Aide Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to bring awareness to advanced cerebral palsy treatments and unite the CP community by letting them know they aren’t alone, was started by Lauren Walier, a young woman battling CP who was inspired to start raising funds at only 12 years old when she learned there was no federal funding for the disorder.
The organization has grown tremendously over the years and on June 9 at Outer Harbor Buffalo, the nonprofit will host the sixth annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes 5K and 1 Mile. The event will allow attendees to support the CP community and raise funds to train Buffalo-based physical therapists in the most effective advanced cutting edge treatments for people with CP.
There was a point in time when Walier thought she’d never walk again, but thanks to the advanced therapy she was able to receive, she was able to regain mobility again. She’d like to help others do the same, which is why the annual fundraiser is so important. Whether you’re a runner, walker, or just someone who wants to support this worthy cause, people from all over WNY are invited to Outer Harbor Buffalo June 9 to make a difference in the CP community. Registration is easy and you can save $5 by signing up before this weekend is over: www.makelemonaide.org/walk-run-roll-in-laurens-shoes.
View Lauren’s story below. 💚