Our Ability Inc. is challenging people with disabilities and mobility issues to participate in there 7th annual 1st Mile Challenge along the Erie Canalway.
John Robinson, motivational speaker and disabilities advocate, believes that 1 mile is a good start and will lead to growth over time, showing those with disabilities that anything is possible.
“I started with one mile a long time ago, one became two, two became four, before I knew it became 360 plus,” said Robinson
Robinson stated that people with disabilities have a higher chance of obesity, to live in poverty, and struggle to even do one mile.
“If you didn’t think you ever could, here’s a chance, come out and join us,” said Robinson. “Challenge yourself whether it’s with us or not, just get out there and start moving, you’ll be so surprised in what you will achieve.”
John and friends will be cycling 360 miles along the canal. They start in Buffalo and will go 50 miles a day, which will bring them into Camillus on the fourth of July. They will take a rest day and then cycle through Syracuse into Utica.
John’s organization, Our Ability, Inc. also helps people with disabilities find employment and provides support. After graduating from college John was unemployed for 4 years due to his disability. He now preaches not giving up and keep pushing.
“You can do it, the whole world at times told you, you can’t do it…” said Robinson. “ You can do it. Activity, go out and do one mile, employment, keep interviewing, if it’s educating, keep taking classes, you can do it , it’s from inside.”
To participate in the 1 Mile Challenge with John you can visit CanalwayChallenge.org for more information.
To learn more about Our Ability, visit OurAbility.com