Cystic Fibrosis BBQ, Save Our Canyons Trail Cleanup, Kostopulos Dream Foundation Wasatch Wheelchair Rally | Citizen Revolt | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Cystic Fibrosis BBQ, Save Our Canyons Trail Cleanup, Kostopulos Dream Foundation Wasatch Wheelchair Rally 

Pin It
The warmth of summer is on, and that means it’s time to turn the heat up on your own activism. Fear not: You can still get outside and enjoy the sunshine while making a difference. This weekend, attend a barbecue benefit to help research a cure for cystic fibrosis. Later, you won’t want to miss a wheelchair rally and fair to help improve sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled youth. Alternatively, improve a local canyon trail and put your back into preserving natural gems like Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Barbecue
Friday, July 9
Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common lung ailments to affect children in the United States—so debilitating it requires special clinics for treatment. Learn more about treatment efforts in your community while enjoying sun and a tasty barbecue lunch with all the fixings, all for only a $6 donation.
Professional Plaza, 8815 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, 801- 562-9400, July 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Trail Cleanup
Saturday, July 10
Even trails wear out. Whether it’s weather, littering or just use (and abuse), the trails of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest require regular upkeep. July 10, help Save Our Canyons by volunteering with trail maintenance up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Bring work clothes, lunch and water.
Big Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride lot, , 801-363-7283, July 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wasatch Wheelchair Rally
Saturday, July 10
Cheer competitors on as they burn rubber while racing wheelchairs in a rally put on by the Kostopulos Dream Foundation. The foundation raises funds to offer sporting and recreational opportunities for youth with disabilities, boasting a popular summer-camp program that regularly brings in 500 campers, along with numerous after-school programs and evening and weekend programs for adults and youth with disabilities. Youth will also be performing exhibitions at the rally after the race.
Liberty Park, 700 E. 900 South, 801-582-0700, July 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. E-mail,

Eric S. Peterson:

Pin It

More by Eric S. Peterson

Latest in Citizen Revolt

  • Citizen Revolt: Jan. 10

    Learn how you can help fight for fair wages. Advocate for Utah's water supply. Plus, don't forget it's easy to get up to speed with the Legislature.
    • Jan 9, 2019
  • Citizen Revolt: Jan. 3

    It's that time of year again. Gear up for the upcoming legislative session to learn how to lobby, advocate and figure out what the hell is going on, particularly when it comes to medical cannabis.
    • Jan 2, 2019
  • Citizen Revolt: Dec. 27

    Hear from a leadership panel on clean air. Burn your sorrows from 2018. Plus, gear up for January's womens' marches in Salt Lake and across the country.
    • Dec 26, 2018
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Citizen Revolt: Aug. 30

    Learn about the benefits of dark skies, embrace skateboard diplomacy and get the latest on Utah's nuclear threat.
    • Aug 29, 2018
  • Women's Success Path

    Recovery Day Rally, Financial Literacy for Women of Color and more.
    • Sep 6, 2017

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation