One of Australia’s leading health and wellness fundraising events, STEPtember, is calling for people across the Coast to register.
The virtual challenge calls on individuals, teams and organisations to take 10,000 steps per day for 30 days to raise funds that will improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy.
There are over 40 different activities that can be converted to steps, helping participants walk, swim, ride, wheel or spin their way to their daily goal.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s General Manager, Lucy Jacka, said she encouraged people of all ages and abilities to get a team together and take on the challenge.
“STEPtember promotes individual health and wellness, whilst uniting participants in a common goal, to help people with cerebral palsy live their best lives.
“As a virtual fundraising event, people from right across Australia can step up to the challenge and reach their daily target at their own pace, in their own way,” Jacka said.
STEPtember is a great way for people to stay connected, get motivated and move together for an important cause.
Funds raised go towards equipment, research, therapy and services for people living with cerebral palsy.
The STEPtember team has set its sights on raising $11M this year, the most ambitious fundraising target yet.
To sign up and join a team of passionate people who are determined to smash their fitness and fundraising goals, visit STEPtember.org.au.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has been operating for 70 years and was organised by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy.
CPA provides support for people of all ages living with neurological and physical disabilities, helping them lead the most comfortable, independent and inclusive lives possible.
They also support the world’s best and brightest researchers to find a prevention and work towards a cure for cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in children, and in Australia.
A child is born with cerebral palsy every 20 hours, accounting for one in every 700 births.
In Australia, 40,000 people live with cerebral palsy, and approximately 17 million globally.
Cerebral palsy is a permanent, lifelong condition with no known cure, and it can range from weakness in one hand, to an almost complete lack of voluntary movement, and some people with significant physical disability may require care 24 hours a day.
Media release, Aug 2
Cerebral Palsy Alliance