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The “Journey Along the Canal,” a 12-day trek along the Erie Canal to Albany, gets underway at 9 a.m. Monday from the band shell at Niawanda Park in Tonawanda.

John Robinson, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and advocate for people with disabilities, and members of his organization, “Our Ability,” will bike, boat, run and walk their way to Albany, as a way of bringing attention to the strides people with disabilities have made and continue to make.

Individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and employees of the New York State Association for Retarded Children [NYSARC,] a sponsor for the event; as well as the public are invited to join in a ceremonial half-mile walk or ride with Robinson and his team. Other riders are encouraged to join Robinson and his team for any or all of his 37-mile trek from Tonawanda to Medina on the first day.

More information, visit http://ourability.com/JourneyAlongErieCanal.