Cerebral Palsy Strong

STEPtember 2022

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Thanks for Your Generous Support!!

Wow! Dollar Match Day — where every donation is doubled — is on fire! CPstrong's fundraiser is soaring thanks to the generosity of many donors who picked up their phones and credit cards to sponsor us with a gift today. 

At this very moment, with matching funds still left to go, we've raised over $6,000 in just over 1 hour — bringing our total to $8,799. 

Thanks for helping us get one step closer to our $10,000 fundraising goal to support life-changing cerebral palsy research and disability technology.

-Katy and the #CPstrong community

Sponsor Cerebral Palsy Strong

Hello everyone! My name is Katy and I'm the founder of Cerebral Palsy Strong, a community org for young adults with CP and I'm also one of your 'STEPtember Trainers.' I’m here today to ask you to join us as we take part in the STEPtember challenge led by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF). 

Despite being the world’s most common lifelong physical disability and affecting 18 million people, cerebral palsy is one of the most underfunded conditions. We are taking part in STEPtember this year to ensure that CPARF can help bring science to life to change what's possible for people with cerebral palsy.

For those living with CP, like me, movement is a constant challenge. Our bodies expend up to 3x as much energy as most non-disabled people just in our daily life. CP looks different for everyone as a neurological condition and physical disability. There are many folks with CP who are non-ambulatory and may use a wheelchair full-time (33%!) or those who are fairly ambulatory, using a wheelchair part-time and other mobility devices (like a walker, a cane or orthotics) at other times depending on the environment and activity they’re doing. This is lifelong and our bodies and needs will change as we age. I'm fortunate to have the resources to ensure my needs are met but many people still face significant barriers the kinds of to assistive technology and the healthcare that they need to live a full life. We need your support now more than ever.

Join us today:

https://www.steptember.us/join/cerebralpalsystrong

If you’re unable to join, please consider making a donation to help us reach our fundraising goal. Your support means so much to us. Every dollar makes a difference. Thanks. <3>


Sincerely, 

Katy 

We are #CPstrong

CPstrong is moving CP research & innovation forward!

We're taking the STEPtember challenge to raise funds for cerebral palsy research and innovation. We're taking our fitness into our own hands and setting daily activity goals for the month of September. All month long, we'll be raising funds to support Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF).

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common lifelong physical disability in the world, affecting 18 million people of all ages, with 1 in 323 babies diagnosed with CP every year. Even though it’s so common, CP doesn’t get the attention or funding it deserves. Your generosity will change that.

Any contribution you make will make a difference. Your gift can support:

  • Technology that makes it possible for people with CP to move in ways — and accomplish things — that they never have before.
  • Research into new chronic pain treatments and solutions for people with CP.
  • Training to help medical teams to detect CP in babies as young as three months old, so children can get timely physical therapy.
  • Technology that makes it easier for people with CP to live their everyday lives right now.

Please help our org support this great cause by making a donation. It would mean so much to us— and to everyone with CP.

Thanks!                               

Our Updates

Thank you to our Sponsors.

15 Sep 2022

Recoup Personal Training Donated $1,000.00

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $1,000.00

15 Sep 2022

Don Stolan Donated $517.50

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $517.50

15 Sep 2022

Jennifer Dzioba Donated $258.75

15 Sep 2022

Kristen Voorhees Donated $258.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $258.75

15 Sep 2022

Carlo Odicino Donated $258.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $258.75

15 Sep 2022

Denise Healy Donated $250.00

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $250.00

27 Sep 2022

Craig Knudsen Donated $207.00

15 Sep 2022

Matt Wing Donated $155.25

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $155.25

15 Sep 2022

Karen Rojina Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $103.50

01 Sep 2022

Infinity Strap - Amir Zaki Donated $103.50

17 Sep 2022

Kristi Wilson Donated $103.50

17 Sep 2022

Marty And Ariana Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Rnf Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Diana Huang Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Adam Phillips Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Sara Hallajian Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $103.50

15 Sep 2022

Clare Trautvetter Donated $100.00

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $100.00

15 Sep 2022

Laura L Yourex Donated $100.00

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $100.00

15 Sep 2022

Deborah Garcia-strother Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

John Watts Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Candi Whitsel Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

01 Sep 2022

Debbie Riggio Donated $51.75

Team Recoup Sole Mates
15 Sep 2022

Malida Donated $51.75

Go Katy!!!!! The work you're doing is incredible, can't wait to see what you're going to accomplish for this challenge!
15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Carmella A Hume Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

20 Sep 2022

Anonymous Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Luna And Bud Donated $51.75

From Luna and Bud to their cousin
17 Sep 2022

Huyen Tran Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Brent Klingelhoefer Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Niki Garvin Donated $51.75

18 Aug 2022

Bransi West Donated $51.75

way to go!!
15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Adam Skolnick Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Elana Cohen Donated $51.75

19 Aug 2022

Michelle Gregozek Donated $51.75

♥️♥️
15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $51.75

15 Sep 2022

Anonymous Donated $50.00

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $50.00

16 Sep 2022

Evette Knight Donated $41.40

Wishing you lots of success with this very worthy fundraiser.
16 Sep 2022

Susan Polansky Donated $25.88

19 Sep 2022

Yael Samuel Donated $25.88

So happy to help support Katy and the CP Strong Community!
19 Sep 2022

Danny Hackin Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Adrienne Fuhrman Donated $25.88

Best wishes Katy and Sara
15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Steven Dahlen Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Kristen Munsch Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Jason Freeman Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.88

17 Sep 2022

Andrea Hackin Donated $25.88

23 Sep 2022

Mikaela Callum Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Kelley Morgan Donated $25.88

18 Sep 2022

Audrey Salzburg Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Laura Daley Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.88

15 Sep 2022

Coury R Jacob Donated $25.00

15 Sep 2022

Cparf Donors & Supporters Match Donated $25.00