West Community Affairs
December 04, 2013
Established in 1958, Upward helps children with special needs achieve their highest potential, while empowering their families to thrive. Upward is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through education, therapy and loving care, and provides special education and childcare for children with developmental disabilities and/or medically fragile children.
Upward also offers pediatric therapies to children with disabilities in five specific disciplines: physical, speech and language, occupational, music, and feeding and swallowing.
In addition to helping beautify Upward’s facility and grounds, employees participated in several activities, including the Ragnar Relay, where volunteers ran more than 200 miles in 27 hours. Additional festivities included a motorcycle run, a dusk-to-dawn bike ride, ice cream socials, BBQ luncheon, pancake breakfast, yard sale and a variety of cooking competitions and food sales. Silent auctions and raffles also helped to add to the bottom line for Upward.
“Over the first half of 2013, West and Tech Group employees in Arizona have organized and participated in a number of fun activities to raise awareness and money for a very worthwhile cause,” said Mike Treadaway, Vice President, Tech Group. “Their generosity has helped fund critical activities at a time when funding is difficult. This year’s campaign was a phenomenal success.”