This September, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) is targets to raise funds by clocking a record number of 300 million steps with the Steptember 2019 campaign
Steptember 2019, a fun fitness charity project, was officially launched by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security on 29 August 2019.
Step Up to the Challenge
Steptember challenges participants to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days from 3 to 30th September 2019. The project raises funds through participation fees. Participants’ friends and families can also pledge their support for the former’s efforts through online donations to CPAS.
Funds raised go towards CPAS’ education, training and therapy services programmes and services for its clients. There are currently over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities who benefit from these programmes.
“Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood. Since CPAS was established over 60 years ago, we have empowered thousands of clients with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities with our range of programmes and services. To continue supporting clients in realising their potential, we hope to raise S$200,000 this Steptember and welcome more individuals to commit to the cause. We have made it more accessible by enabling participants to convert various activities into steps including activities suitable for those living with disability,” said Ms Latha Kutty, Executive Director, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore.
Mr Ang Wei Lun is a trainee at CPAS’ Goodwill, Rehabilitation & Occupational Workshop (GROW), a sheltered workshop providing vocational training and employment for adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. As an artist under the sheltered workshop, Wei Lun’s artworks are sold in CPAS’ social enterprises.
“I will be participating in Steptember for the third year. Steptember is a fun activity to participate with my friends and raise awareness of the work that CPAS is doing,” said Wei Lun.
Part of Global Efforts
Steptember is part of a global health and wellness fundraising movement for cerebral palsy organisations in different countries. Singapore participants can register in a team of two to four at www.steptember.sg and log their daily activity online. Registration costs $25 per participant.
For more information, please visit www.steptember.sg.