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September 15, 2019

What is Steptember?

Steptember is an opportunity to raise money for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy. Steptember is run by Cerebral Palsy Alliance who supports children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and their families.

 

Cerebral Palsy (CP): Is an umbrella term that is associated with a group of disorders that affects movement and posture. Cerebral Palsy is the most common disorder in young children that affects movement and muscle function (1.)   Cerebral palsy occurs when the brain is damaged prior to, or during birth and is a permanent condition. Cerebral Palsy affects the muscles of the body affecting movement, posture, balance, coordination and muscle tone. CP affects every individual differently from mild impairments to more severe disabilities that limit a person’s ability to walk, speak and perform normal activities of daily living.

 

How does it work?

The challenge of Steptember is to walk 10 000 steps every day for 28 days during the month of September. The activity is not limited to walking but can be any activity as long as it’s active such as running, cycling, swimming, bushwalking or dancing to name a few. Cerebral Palsy Alliance sends you a pedometer to wear and kit for fundraising and you’re good to go. It’s not only a great challenge to improve your own fitness and wellbeing but allows those with Cerebral Palsy to have more support and a greater quality of life.

 

How do I join or Donate?

If you are interested in joining Steptember you can join as a team or by yourself, or, are wishing to donate. Please visit Https://www.Steptember.org.au/ for more information.

 

 

The descriptive epidemiology of cerebral palsy.

Paneth N, Hong T, Korzeniewski S

Clin Perinatol. 2006 Jun; 33(2):251-67.


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