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

Thanks for Stepping it Up!

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in Steptember this year!

We had over 1,000 steppers who took over 235 million steps, all while raising awareness and funds for cerebral palsy and other disabilities. That’s nearly 180,000 kms!! Across Canada we’ve raised over $100,000 for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities – thank you to everyone who donated to Steptember – your donations are what kept everyone stepping, wheeling and dancing. Here are a few photos of our Steptember participants getting their steps in.

awesome4sum-dpworldvancouver     little-stepper   15slatter-kids-with-pedometers

Here in Alberta we’ve raised over $50,000 – help us surpass the $50,000 mark by making a small donation to one of our ambassadors. They have until November 1 to collect donations and would love a little extra support towards reaching their goals!

  • Corey is a motivational speaker, athlete and father who has CP. He took over 250,000 steps this Steptember!
  • Malia is a spunky nine-year-old who has CP. She danced her way through Steptember, taking over 208,000 steps!
  • Danielle is a busy Mom of four girls, one of whom has CP. She put in over 165,000 steps this Steptember!
  • Doug is an active father whose daughter, Olivia, has CP. He had nearly 305,000 steps this Steptember!

cory    malia    danielle    doug

Awareness, research, YYC

Share Your Thoughts on Research in Cerebral Palsy

cpinmotionlogoWhat do researchers need to know about life with CP? In conjunction with the NeuroDevNet Brain Development Conference, the annual CP in Motion conference will include a patient and family engagement consultation and workshop.

NeuroDevNet is a cross-disability association of Canadian researchers seeking transformative advancement in developmental disabilities.

The CPAA is a partner in developing the family engagement session, which will include interactive panel discussions by both parents and patients. It will be followed by collective exercises involving all participants to help set priorities moving forward. We believe this session will be highly beneficial to our clients, members and their families.

September 30, 2016 at Hotel Arts in Calgary
To register and for more details, click here.