World Cerebral Palsy Day is a global movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 60 countries. The day is an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness and take action to ensure that people with CP have the same rights, access and opportunity as anyone else in their communities.
On October 6th, BC will light up green to celebrate World CP Day. Some of BC’s most prominent landmarks (Canada Place, BC Place, Science World, etc) will light up green to promote CP awareness. Make sure to snap a picture and share it on social media!
We are also excited to announce that CPABC will run a multi-media awareness and fundraising campaign in partnership with Bell Media! From September 20th to October 6th, Bell Media will promote our World CP Day campaign through the CTV channel, MOVE radio station, and Social Media to millions of people!
Cerebral palsy (CP) affects body movement and muscle coordination, is not hereditary nor contagious but is a life-long condition. Over 10,000 people in BC live with Cerebral Palsy. It is the number one physical disability in children, and while many adults with CP work and lead productive lives many are bound by therapy and equipment expenses that can be debilitating.
CP is a complex disability:
Learn more: Infographic: What is Cerebral Palsy?
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC) has a robust roster of 12 programs and services that support our community of over 1,000 members. From educational bursaries to recreational programs to support services. It’s all covered for the recipient of the funds or the attendee of the program.
World Cerebral Palsy Day [WCPD] is a social movement of, by and for the CP community. World CP Day encourages action taken locally to help realize the global movement for change.
To ensure that individuals with Cerebral Palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood and is also one of the least understood. Here are reasons why we need to raise awareness:
On World CP Day, we will combine our resources, energy and knowledge to share our stories and ideas.
We will tell the world … I AM HERE … WE ARE HERE
Help make World CP Day a success in your area.
We’d love for you to share our message on October 6th, and beyond. In our Social Media Toolkit you’ll find some graphics you can save and share on social media, along with some pre-made captions you can copy and paste using the tag #BC4CP
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC member and Port Coquitlam resident Peter Brown comments on World CP Day: