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URBANA — For Urbana High School freshman Tiffany Hand, the annual Buddy Walk is the big event of the year.
It's like a big birthday party. It's what she looks forward to every year, says her dad, Bill Hand.
"This is her day," he said. "All the kids with Down syndrome, it's their day."
URBANA — On-duty Urbana firefighters will once again wear pink shirts during October to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.
CHAMPAIGN — C-U Oktoberfest, a music, dancing, beer and food festival to benefit Developmental Services Center and its work, is coming Oct. 11 to downtown Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN — The eighth annual Disability Resource Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive.
URBANA — The Family Service Self Help Center will hold a biennial conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Carle Foundation Hospital Forum.
CHAMPAIGN — The Salvation Army of Champaign County is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an open house set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at its Red Shield Center, 2212 N. Market St.
CHAMPAIGN — Here's a chance to learn more about low vision.
PACE, which serves people with disabilities, will hold a low vision fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave..
CHAMPAIGN — Rotary Clubs are helping Developmental Services Center, Champaign, buy $5,150 worth of new software that translates words into pictures to help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities better communicate.
CHAMPAIGN — Attention local seniors: You could be missing out on two financial help programs that cover the cost of Medicare premiums and lend a hand with prescription drug costs, according to two local organizations.