Cerebral Palsy Volunteer Wins People Helping People Award

Top Quote UCP Youth Volunteer receives Sacramento award. End Quote
  • Sacramento, CA (1888PressRelease) May 12, 2011 - Caty Rodriguez of Winters was honored with the Youth Volunteer Award from the Community Services Planning Council for her work to raise funds and awareness of cerebral palsy. Rodriguez received the award at the People Helping People Awards Luncheon April 12 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento.

    Rodriguez, now a freshman at Solano College, lost her 18-month-old son, Isaac, who had cerebral palsy, and dedicated her high school senior project to raising funds for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. UCP, which nominated her for the award, empowers people with all developmental disabilities to live life without limits.

    "It does not get much more heartbreaking-and inspiring-than Caty's story," said Doug Bergman, UCP president and CEO. "We are so proud of this incredible mom, whose love for her son shines through everything she does."

    Rodriguez' senior project began in early 2010 when she formed a partnership with First Northern Bank in Winters. When customers made a donation, a paper heart was displayed. By the end of April 2010, the bank was covered in paper hearts. Rodriguez also held car washes, garage sales, a hike-a-thon and sold a spa to raise funds. She spent more than 300 hours and raised $7,800 for UCP.

    Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter and Yolo counties. Programs include Saddle Pals adaptive horseback riding, UCP's Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information