IN 2021, WE RAISED
STEP UP FOR CEREBRAL PALSY RESEARCH
Cerebral palsy is the most common lifelong physical disability in the world, affecting 18 million people. It’s caused by damage to the developing brain during pregnancy, birth, or shortly after birth, and it directly affects a person’s movement and posture for life.
WHAT YOU’RE STEPPING UP FOR
Funds you raise during STEPtember support Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF), the foremost nonprofit in the world focusing on research and innovation for cerebral palsy. CPARF brings science to life to uncover and change what's possible for cerebral palsy.
Early Detection and Intervention
Children with CP often aren't diagnosed until they are between a year and half and two years old. We are funding research to give children with CP the best possible start.
Technology & Innovation
25% of people with CP cannot talk. We are partnering with neurologists and funding science that will transform the way people with CP communicate and move. We are also supporting research that will revolutionize CP diagnosis and treatment.
We are funding research to uncover possible genetic components of CP, which will optimize individual treatments for people with CP.
We are funding studies to find the underlying causes of CP-related pain and discover new non-addictive, non-opioid treatments.
10,000 REASONS TO JOIN
By stepping up to the challenge, you’ll be raising crucial funds for life-changing cerebral palsy research and innovation. And with the help of the STEPtember trainers, you’ll unlock the motivation you need to reach your personal fundraising and fitness goals.
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