October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. This is the day people around the world come together to celebrate and support those living with cerebral palsy, embrace diversity and help create a more accessible future for everyone.
The theme for the day is #MillionsOfReasons – as cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to support the day and make your voice heard on October 6.
What you can do
- Share your own reason for supporting the day on social media
- Add your reason to the World Cerebral Palsy Day online map
- Wear green on the day and tell everyone why
Head over to Bernie’s blog on our website to find out more about how you can support World Cerebral Palsy Day.
What is World Cerebral Palsy Day?
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 75 countries.
The World Cerebral Palsy Day vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.
#MillionsOfReasons to support World Cerebral Palsy Day
Cerebral Palsy Scotland volunteer Bernie Hunter has produced this fantastic video for World Cerebral Palsy Day. Watch the video to find out why Danielle, Jess and Bernie are supporting the day.
In these blogs, Bernie, Marion and Jack share their stories and their personal reasons for supporting World Cerebral Palsy Day.
“This is such an important date in the calendar” – Bernie explains what World Cerebral Palsy Day is and how you can get involved in raising awareness on 6 October.
“I often wonder if there’s enough knowledge about cerebral palsy out there” – Read why Marion is supporting World Cerebral Palsy Day.
“Just because you have CP this should not stand in your way of following your dreams” – Read why Jack is supporting World Cerebral Palsy Day.