World Cerebral Palsy Day
March 24 & March 25, 2021
Chairperson: Emily Droegmyer
Click Here to Sign-Up to Sell Ribbons
How can you show your support? It’s easy!
Wear Green on Wednesday, March 24 or March 25
and Purchase a Green Ribbon for 50 Cents
(Ribbons Can be Purchased During Lunch)
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and keep their balance and posture as a result of an injury to parts of the brain. Often the problem happens before birth or soon after being born.
Facts About Cerebral Palsy (CP)
There are 17 million people across the world living with CP. Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with CP.
Everyone is likely to know someone – a relative, neighbor, or friend – who has CP.
CP is the most common physical disability in childhood.
CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement.
It is a complex disability: 1 in 4 children with CP cannot talk, 1 in 3 cannot walk, 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability, 1 in 4 have epilepsy.
CP is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure.
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