Fifth annual Aphasia Awareness Walk is June 8

Aphasia Awareness

Fifth annual Aphasia Awareness Walk is June 8

29 May 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Speech-language pathology graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are hosting the fifth annual Aphasia Awareness Walk Saturday, June 8, on East Campus. 

The one-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Barkley Memorial Center. Registration cost is $15 per person and $10 for senior citizens. Children ages 5 and under are free. Group registration for teams of 4-9 participants is also available for $10 per person. 

Online registration is available until June 7. Individuals may also register the morning of the event, beginning at 8:30. Following the Aphasia Awareness Walk, there will be lawn games available at the Barkley Center. 

The walk was established in 2015 to generate greater awareness about aphasia, a disorder of understanding and using symbols, most evident in difficulty using or understanding language. Aphasia is caused by damage to the brain, often as the result of a stroke. 

Proceeds from the Aphasia Awareness Walk benefit the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic’s aphasia programming. The Barkley Clinic supports an aphasia group and individual services for people with aphasia, as well as the Aphasia Community Partners program. These services help people with aphasia participate in community activities which seek to improve social engagement and decrease isolation for individuals who have aphasia. 

Click here for more information about the Aphasia Community Partners program or the Aphasia Awareness Walk.

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