Making Every Step Count


You’re already moving. Now you can make it count for something more — when you connect your movement with our movement.

Every day, we’re working for adults and kids with cerebral palsy. We’re researching ways to manage and treat CP, ways to prevent it, and — ultimately — to cure it.

Science is our engine. But so is hope. And so are you.

Those steps to your car or office. Those hours at the gym or in the pool or at yoga. That stroll with your friends. All that movement counts even more when you join a team a move with STEPtember.

How It Works

We’ll meet you where you are. We welcome all abilities — whether you’re already active and want to keep your pace or up your game, or you’re taking your first steps toward being active.

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  1. Now

    Be part of a life-changing team.

  2. Sept 3rd

    Step it up. Walk, roll, run, jump, swim, spin — move however you can — to raise money while you raise your pulse.

  3. Sept 30th

    Congrats — you’ve made it. Thanks for stepping up for yourself and for raising money for CP research.

  1. Grab up to three friends and sign up.

  2. Keep an eye on your mailbox. We’ll send pedometers your way — or you can use your own fitness tracker.

  3. Keep moving and tracking your achievements each day online or on the app. Your steps count for you — and for people with CP. So tell everyone you know that you’re moving for a great cause and that they can support you by giving back.

About United Cerebral Palsy

UCP and its 64 affiliates share a mission to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other conditions. The UCP network of affiliates provides services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day — one person at a time, one family at a time.

UCP works to enact real change — to revolutionize care, raise standards of living, and create opportunities — impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.

For 70 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society, assisting them to achieve a life without limits.


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About STEPtember

STEPtember is a global movement that started locally. It began in Australia in 2010, and it was originally called the Cerebral Palsy Challenge. After two successful years, STEPtember went international.

In 2019, it will run in the United States, Australia, Turkey, Canada, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, and India. When you track your progress, you can do it against your team, your organization, and people around the world.

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CPARF lives on the cutting edge. It’s where our researchers thrive, where we do our best work, where we’re about to change the world. And we’re driven to that edge by hope. That we can help people with cerebral palsy live pain-free. That we can help them live the lives they envision for themselves. Hope that we can amplify their voices — allowing them to say what’s on their mind whenever they want to and be understood. Hope that we can prevent CP in the first place. And hope that one day we’ll find a cure.

We’re proudly a friends-of organization of Australia’s Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

STEPtember is a trademark of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation.

Learn more about our work.