Prof. Dr. Erik Scherder, teacher Clinical Neuropsychology at de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and Elinde, a girl with cerebral parese, sound the gong together to officially start “Steptember”, where participants will take 10,000 steps every day for people with cerebral parese (CP).
From Tuesday September 3rd until Monday September 30th, more than 6500 people will make a daily 10,000 steps. The campaign can already boast a record number of participants, stock exchange company Euronext is one of the participating companies.
About CP Netherlands
CP Netherlands is the association by and for people with cerebral palsy. They represent over 18,000 people with cerebral palsy. CP Netherlands supports and helps people with cerebral palsy and parents of children with CP to get the most out of their lives with this impairment. Moreover, CP Netherlands provides information and tools for identification and recognition and stimulates research.
What is cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (spasticity) is an early damage to or congenital defect in the brain that leads to one or more physical impairments. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical impairment among children. One in four hundred babies are born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is incurable.
This year, the Steptember campaign will take place in the Netherlands for the seventh time.
For more information and registration: www.steptember.nl