This month I’m participating in Steptember to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy. The challenge is to walk 10,000 steps a day between 4th September and 2nd October. My team is Red-E-2-Step, made up of me, Michael, Bec and Zane, and we have a goal of raising $500 as a team.
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move. It can affect people in different ways, such as body movements, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It is a permanent life-long condition caused by damage to the developing brain during pregnancy or shortly after birth, but it generally does not worsen over time. Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral Palsy, making it the most common physical disability in childhood, so this is a great event to support to help people who suffer from this disability and their families.
So far, me and Bec have been averaging over 12,000 steps per day… Today I’ve even hit over 19,000! 10,000 steps a day is no small feat, and it is the recommended number of steps a healthy, active person should take. Did you know, the average office worker only takes about 3,000 steps a day? I didn’t! This is a way for us to get healthy, and support a good cause.
If you would like to donate to support this cause, you can visit the donation page here. To have the donation count towards our team goal, you just need to type in the team name Red-E-2-Step. Thank you to everyone who supports our team, and this event as a whole 🙂