Stepping up for people living with cerebral palsy

This September, the Zagga team are participating in STEPtember.

Our aim is to move 10,000 steps – or its equivalent – per team member, per day for the full 30 days! It’ll be a worthwhile challenge knowing we’re fundraising to support people with cerebral palsy. Visit steptember.org.au to learn more.

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture and in most cases is caused by an injury to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. People who have cerebral palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

In Australia, 1 in 700 babies is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This means every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with this life-long physical disability. As there is no pre-birth test for cerebral palsy, there is currently no way of knowing if a baby will be born with it. Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, there are many ways to support a person with cerebral palsy to lead a full and happy life and reach their potential.

This is why events like STEPtember are so important. The event helps raise funds for life-changing research, vital support and treatment, services and assistive technologies to help support people with cerebral palsy to live their best life; and it also helps spread awareness about cerebral palsy.

This STEPtember, the team at Zagga are proud to be joining a community of over 120,000 Australians moving together to drive meaningful change for people with cerebral palsy.

We’d really appreciate if you could show us your support by donating today. Together, we can make a real difference – one move at a time!

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