A Green Bay native, Bertrand is 45-years-old and was a poster child for the CP organization in the 1980′s when he was about six-years-old. For the past 20 years, he’s been answering phones to help raise money for the organization that helped him make friends and become more independent.
UW-Green Bay answered the call for the annual CP Telethon, March 5. More than two-dozen volunteers with ties to the University spent time answering the phones and taking pledges for this year’s event.
The CP Telethon has been a long-standing tradition, bringing the community together each March to share amazing client stories and celebrate a year of giving from our partners and friends. Telethon airs on WBAY-TV2 the first full weekend in March, raising critical funds that provide services to infants, children and adults with disabilities.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Patrick Bertrand (’16, Psychology) was interviewed in a story for WBAY.
According to the story, Bertrand said the CP Center in Green Bay, has “been a part of mine and my family’s life for almost four decades now.” “Bertrand, who has cerebral palsy and was answering phone calls on the VIP Panel during the CP Telethon, shared. ‘There is no place I’d rather be,'” he said.