World Cerebral Palsy Challenge in September

This September, CPABC will join cerebral palsy associations around the world in launching the 2012 World Cerebral Palsy Challenge

This September, the Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia (CPABC) will join cerebral palsy associations around the world in launching the 2012 World Cerebral Palsy Challenge.

Participants will climb virtual mountains to promote healthy lifestyles and to support children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

The money raised from the challenge in B.C. will be used to improve the lives of the over 12,000 people living with cerebral palsy across the province.

Coworkers, school classes, families, and friends are encouraged to form teams of four and sign up for the challenge. Each participant will receive a pedometer to track their daily steps, which they record on the interactive website. Other activities, from cycling to using a wheelchair, can also be converted to steps online.

As a special incentive for those supporting the CPABC, participants have the chance to win tickets to Vancouver Canadians and BC Lions games, by registering early and fundraising the most.

The challenge will run from Sept. 4 until Oct. 2. Registration is open until Aug. 30 and costs $25/adult and $10/child.

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC was started in 1954 by a group of parents who wanted to assist their children living with CP to reach their maximum potential within society. The association’s mission is:

• To raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy in the community;

• To assist those living with Cerebral Palsy to reach their maximum potential; and


• To work to see those living with Cerebral Palsy recognize their place as equals in a diverse society.



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