Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia will host a community celebration on Friday, October 5, 2012 in honor of the World CP (cerebral palsy) Challenge that concluded at the end of September. The family-friendly festival will be held at Longwood Park from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and feature free food, games and prizes. The event will also recognize community groups, volunteers and Easter Seals UCP staff who participated in the inaugural World CP Challenge and helped make it a success in the Salem area. To attend, please R.S.V.P.by calling Annette Simmons at 540-777-7325.
The World CP Challenge was a four week wellness program designed to support the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy, a common physical disability that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills. The Challenge encouraged participants to walk, run, cycle etc. 8,500 to 14,000 steps per day to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and raise funds to support programs that provide support, care and hope to people living with cerebral palsy, a common physical disability that often occurs before or during a child’s birth, or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child’s life. The revolution of a wheelchair’s wheel rotations can be converted to steps, allowing anyone to participate in the challenge.
Submitted by Kara Harrington, Easter Seals UCP.