Events

4th Annual Walk and Roll for Aphasia
Loading Map....

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/20/2013
10:00 am

Location
Sweetser Park

Category(ies)


The department of Communication Disorders at UMass Amherst is hosting the 4th Annual Walk and Roll for Aphasia. Aphasia is a language disorder brought about by brain damage, most often following a stroke.  It can impair the ability to use or understand spoken or written language. It can greatly limit a person’s participation in social, vocational, or recreational activities. The event will take place in Sweetser Park located in downtown Amherst on Main Street (across from the Amherst Police Station) on Saturday, April 20th.  Check in begins at 10:00am.  A minimum $10 donation is required. The 2.6 mile walk, which will start at 11:00am, will occur rain or shine.  Afterwards, a raffle for gift cards and other prizes will take place. All funds and donations from this event will benefit the department’s aphasia research, outreach, and social services.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

brangelina

The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

in Weird

(Don’t) embrace the YES!

johnshopkins

Johns Hopkins University says 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected.

in Music

Eric Singer will leave KISS if Simmons, Stanley retire

kiss

Singer joined the group in 1991 following the death of Eric Carr, and says he couldn't continue without his pals.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

in Viral Videos

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake are just awkward teens at camp

15-overlay6

The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.