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Raise Funds For Cerebral Palsy This “Steptember”

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For the month of September, walk for a good cause as you transform your steps into money for charity.

As part of a fund-raising campaign organised by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) to support people with cerebral palsy, members of the public are invited to join Steptember and walk for a good cause.

Participants are encouraged to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight in September starting from 1 September 2016. This can take place in teams of four or fewer, where participants can motivate one another to reach their fitness goals, while getting their family and friends to show their support by donating to them or their teams.

All funds raised will allow CPAS to provide services, support, and care for children and adults living with cerebral palsy and related disabilities. It will also be used for expenses such as transport, programme fees, therapy rehabilitation equipment, medical expenses, diapers, food rations, public education, and caregiver support programmes.

Any other forms of exercise such as swimming, basketball, will also be included in participants’ ‘step count’. With the recent Pokemon Go craze that requires players to do quite a bit of walking, participants may also consider contributing to a good cause while playing the game.

Children and adults with cerebral palsy face difficulties with movement and posture, and it is something we tend to take for granted. While taking 10,000 steps a day is not an easy feat, the initiative aims to encourage participants to lead healthier lives while making a positive difference in others’ lives.

To participate, simply:

  • Form a team of four and register together online to beginthe journey
  • From 1 September, participants may track their dailystep count on their own pedometer (which is provided) and record their steps via the website or smartphone
  • The goal is for each team member to take 10,000 steps every day for 28 days during the month of September

Registration for the challenge is now open. Participants are encouraged to register before 26 August 2016 to receive their pedometer by 1 September 2016.

For more information, visit: steptember.sg

 

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