May is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month so the clouds and rain weren’t going to stop us from setting up our awareness table in Robson Square on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Throughout the day we talked to our members, people passing by and even the protesters next to us about cerebral palsy and what we do.
— CP Association of BC (@CerebralPalsyBC) May 26, 2016
By selling our hats and wristbands and giving away a few stickers and buttons, we were able to raise some money for the Association. But I think that the real value from the day came from the fact that we really were able to connect with the individuals we spoke to. Education is important to help the public understand what cerebral palsy is. As a result, those people will have that knowledge – and that is a powerful and essential step to debunking the stigma around cerebral palsy.
Thank you to all who dropped by our booth yesterday for making our #CPAwarenessRally a successful one! We also would like to thank our @TELUS volunteers for helping us passionately educate people about #CerebralPalsy! #vancouver #yvr #vancity #robsonsquare #vancouverartgallery #nonprofit #cp #awareness #rally #thegivingeffect
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In addition, it was so great to have the amazing volunteers from TELUS helping out as part of the TELUS Days of Giving. By having them as a part of the day, they learned more about what cerebral palsy is and what our Association provides.
Everyone who participated played an integral part of making the day a success!
See more from the day in the following Storify.