Mar 10, 2013

March is Disability Awareness & Essential Tremor Awareness Month

UNION CITY, IN--March is Indiana Disability Awareness Month. About 54 million Americans have some kind of physical, sensory, cognitive or mental disability.

March is also National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. Essential Tremors is where people shake with their head, hands, and voice. About 10 million people have Essential Tremors in the United States. If a person has Essential Tremors, they cannot control their shaking. Most people who have Essential Tremors are older, but younger people can get it too.

In honor of these two events, Mayor Bryan Conklin visited North Side Elementary in Union City, IN, on March 1 to sign a proclamation declaring March as Disability Awareness Month and Essential Tremor Awareness Month in Union City, Indiana.

All three schools in the Randolph Eastern School Corporation will be holding events to raise awareness for disabilities and essential tremors.
North Side Elementary is holding a Read-a-thon sponsored by one of the fourth grade students on March 15 to raise funds for local non-profit organizations that help those in our communities who have disabilities. The five organizations that will benefit from the Read-a-thon are Brain Injury Association of America, Lion’s Club of Union City, Indiana; Autism Society; Down's Syndrome Indiana; CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

West Side Middle School is also holding a Read-a-thon sponsored by the West Side Student Council on March 18. The school will be donating their money to the International Essential Tremor Foundation.

Union City Community High School will be having a bake sale during lunch time sponsored by the UCCHS Student Council to benefit the International Essential Tremor Foundation as well.

For more information, contact Mark Winkle or Teresa Schaaf, 765-964-6430. 


Union City, IN Mayor Bryan Conklin visited North Side Elementary on March 1 to sign a proclamation declaring March as Disability Awareness Month and Essential Tremor Awareness Month in Union City, Indiana. 


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