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Ambassador, Awareness, Fundraiser, Programs, research, Steptember, YEG, YYC

Join us for Steptember!

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Steptember is a global health & wellness campaign running from September 1-28. We encourage people around the world to exercise the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day, raising funds to support the programs and services provided by cerebral palsy associations across Canada. Participants and donors also gain an understanding and awareness of the daily impact of disabilities on thousands of adults and children in Canada and around the world.

Already, 220 teams across Canada are raising funds for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Every dollar donated will provide vital research, equipment, programs and services to people with disabilities.

Registration is still open for Steptember! Create a team of four family members, friends and/or coworkers and get active to complete the challenge. The registration fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children and include a pedometer. Not a walker, no worries! You can convert over 60 activities, including biking, wheeling a manual wheelchair and yoga, into steps. Please note, we can no longer guarantee that pedometers will be delivered by September 1. Please contact Kari to coordinate your pick up.

This year, we have a fabulous team of ambassadors from across Canada ready to motivate and inspire YOU to keep stepping it up – sign up and join us!

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Ambassador, Awareness, Challenge, CPAA, Fundraiser, YEG

Meet Sarah – one of our Life without Limits Ambassadors!

Sarah participates in the Life without Limits Challenge because her three year old daughter, Arianna, has cerebral palsy.

Arianna“I know that this is something that is going to affect her for her whole life so I like to give back in anyway I can to help others with cerebral palsy,” Sarah shares.

Sarah’s favourite part of the challenge is fundraising and seeing if she can beat the previous year’s amount. She wants to support the CPAA because she knows how difficult it can be to access certain programs, or how expensive medical equipment can be or basic necessities for everyday life. She can give to those who need help by fundraising for the CPAA. This year, her fundraising goal is $1,500. Her first year, she set a goal of $500, last year was $1000, so this year she set it at $1,500. Each year she’s managed to exceed her fundraising goal, so she’s really hoping to do that this year as well!

“One thing I think that people could do to help people like Arianna, live life without limits is to not put limits on what a person with a disability is able to do. I always tell Arianna when she has difficulty doing something one way that we can find another way to do it and that she can do anything she wants as long as she puts her mind to it.”