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Steptember

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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.

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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!

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Join us for Steptember!

Have you signed up yet?

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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