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“Pursuing Passionate Purpose” is the 2018 UCP Friends Breakfast theme

Banner for UCP Pursuing Passionate Purpose event

Above graphic is of the banner for United Cerebral Palsy
of Oregon & Southwest Washington "Pursuing Passionate Purpose event."

“Pursuing Passionate Purpose” is the 2018 UCP Friends Breakfast theme

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & Southwest Washington (UCP) is holding its 2018 Friends Breakfast on Tuesday, May 15, with a theme of “Pursuing Passionate Purpose.” The breakfast is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 Southwest Salmon Street.

UCP’s Friends Breakfast is a celebrated, no-cost event that provides an opportunity to hear about UPC’s work in the community through stories of their customers and supporters. They will share stories of pursuing their purpose. Register online now before the May 9th deadline.

The keynote this year will be UCP mom and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly who is passionately pursuing her purpose for the community. Check-in begins at 7 a.m.

This year’s theme was inspired by the life and legacy of Bill Porter (1932-2013) – a Portlander who experienced cerebral palsy. He was an award-winning salesman, son, and friend… and an accidental icon.

Despite being told he was unemployable, Bill was one of The Watkin’s Company’s most successful door-to-door salesman. Bill’s determination to just go to work, pay his bills, and take care of his family caught the attention of a writer at The Oregonian. Next, he appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and TNT released a made for television movie about him (Door to Door).

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & Southwest Washington started out in 1955, supporting adults who experienced cerebral palsy. But today it does so much more than that. The organization assists adults and kids of all ages, who experience any kind of developmental disability.