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Cerebral Palsy

cp charity
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Sam Van Emmerik

on 15 January 2013

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Cerebral Palsy Association
Of British Columbia By Samantha Van Emmerik, Charlie Manship,
Kayla Ford and Eric Longman With $5000 the charity would love to introduce "Dance without limits to B.C "The Cerebral Palsy Association
of BC was started in 1954
by a group of parents who wanted to assist the children living with CP to reach their maximum potential within society." Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition that affects about 1 in every 500 individuals living in British Columbia

The term Cerebral Palsy is used to describe disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement.

Cerebral = "of the brain"
Palsy = "lack of muscle control"


The development of our brain starts in early pregnancy and continues until we are about three years old. Damage to the brain that occurs within this time may result in CP. The resulting damage interferes with messages from the brain to the body, and from the body to the brain . The Cerebral Palsy
Association Of British
Columbia: Youth Philanthropy
Initiative project
We chose this charity because we wanted to help people with cerebral palsy and wanted to win the money for the charity. We also chose this charity because this meant a lot to us and we decided to do something good for our community. it will help with the community with access to things like stores and the park. it will help the people with the condition and create more awareness because not enough people have been informed about CP and all the harmful effects it can have on somebody. To donate or help this charity you can
call: 604 408 9484
email:info@bccerebralpalsy.com
participate by: Purchasing a membership

Membership Details:
Cost: $20 annually
Purpose: · Connects individuals with the activities and events of the Association and the CP community. and Includes a year’s subscription to our quarterly newsletter ‘The Roundtable’, which keeps members up-to-date on the Association’s activities and the disability community in general.

· Gives access to CPABC’s extensive lending library, and voting privileges at the Annual General Meetings.

· Membership also entitles you to apply for a summer camp subsidy, and when your child is older, a post-secondary education bursary. To Donate/help Their Mission is to..

Raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy in the community;
To assist those living with Cerebral Palsy to reach their
maximum potential;
To work to see those living with Cerebral Palsy realize
their place as equals within a diverse society.
They will accomplish this mission through:

advocacy;
encouraging networking;
educating members of the public about Cerebral Palsy;
government relations activities;
implementing programs for individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy may include:
Lack of coordination
Spasticity
Muscle tightness or spasm
Involuntary movement
Different walking patterns
Speech impairment
Difficulty with gross & fine motor skills
Abnormal perception & sensation Georgia Van Emmerik was my little sister she was born with the worst type of cerebral palsy. she passed away when she was three years old. she was full of light and joy. Raising money for this charity is very important. more research needs to be put into studying CP to help incredible little children like Georgia World Cp Challenge
World Cp challenge is a 4week team challenge. teams are made up of 4 people, 2 team leaders and 3 members, cost is $25 for an adult and $10 for a child. participants wear their pedometers everyday for the 4 weeks and enter steps into their homepage on the challange website. they can also carry out over 40 other physical activities which they can convert into steps on the website. as participants enter their steps onto the website their team will be moved up a virtual mountain and aim to reach the top by the end of the 4 weeks. fundraising isnt compulsory but will make a huge difference to the lives of people with cerebral palsy. this improves health and well being, increase movtivaton, be more productive, endcourage team work, support the local community. The Cerebral Palsy association of British Columbia is just a small office in downtown Vancouver. The office is a great source for information about Cerebral Palsy. They have pamphlets, books and videos which they distribute to the public for awareness. The information is mostly for parents who's children have cerebral palsy.They go to learn more about cp and what they can do to help their child feel equal within society. Usually after a visit to the office parents are less overwhelmed and they have a better outlook on their child's future and what lies ahead for them. They see their child can live similarly to everyone amongst them.
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