CPABC proudly supported World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 7, 2015.
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 50 countries. World CP Day is celebrated globally with the message “I am here… We are here” and reflects the worldwide conversation about public awareness, civil rights, education and quality of life. Its vision is to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC was honoured to accept a proclamation declaring “World Cerebral Palsy Day in the City of Vancouver” from Vancouver City Hall. Later that day, City Hall also turned its lights green in recognition of the day. Green is the official colour of cerebral palsy, and reflects the concept of “growth”.
Vancouver Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer says:
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC has tirelessly advocated for the rights of their clients to reach their full potential since 1954. Their participation in the World Cerebral Palsy Day – a movement of people with cerebral palsy (CP), their families, and the organizations that support them – strengthens opportunities to create a powerful voice for those with CP to change their world. From the City of Vancouver, we extend our best wishes and join in celebration of World Cerebral Palsy Day.”
Conversations about Cerebral Palsy over Green Tea & Cake
As part of World Cerebral Palsy Day, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC also served green tea and cake and engaged passers-by in conversations about cerebral palsy at the south side steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
See all photos on our CPABC Facebook Page.
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Andy Yu, President of CPABC, explains:
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood and is also one of the least understood. There are more than 10,000 individuals living with Cerebral palsy across British Columbia, 2,600 of which are children. Together we can create a life without limits for those living with a disability.”
World Cerebral Palsy Day is celebrated on the 1st Wednesday of October each year.