No Limits Ability Awareness Week is back for its fourth year and has a busy line-up of activities ready to go. The week-long event runs July 22 – 26 with activities taking place throughout the Green Bay area.
In addition to activities during the week, No Limits is raising awareness on its initiative to update the outdated disability icon.
“The current icon is something most people see on signs in parking lots and at building entrances,” said Nicole Hoffmann, Vice President of Development for ASPIRO.
“This icon has been the same since 1968, and unfortunately, doesn’t represent anyone with a disability. Our goal is to have the outdated symbol replaced with one that better represents those with disabilities.”
“We are encouraging people to visit nolimitsgb.org and sign our petition.”
But it’s more than changing a symbol on a sign.
“It’s really a first step in moving to a more accessible world and changing the way we think about people with disabilities,” said Callie Sherman, Director of Philanthropy at CP. “It starts with getting to know people with disabilities and the ways they enrich our community.”
A great way to start is to join in on one or several of the activities taking place during the week.
“We’ll be fishing at Voyageur Park, exploring the Packers Experience, and visiting Klipstine Park for a summer concert,” said Mary Bouche, Director of Development for Curative Connections. “In addition, we’ll be holding a client made art show and sale at Kavarna during the Wednesday night Farmer’s Market, participating in a Happy Joe’s restaurant night and debuting a new No Limits mural in downtown Green Bay with the help of local mural artist, Beau Thomas.”
A full list of events for No Limits Week, as well as videos of the client and celebrity “Say Hello” campaign can be found at www.nolimitsgb.org.