PRLog - Sep. 19, 2012 - CALGARY, Alberta -- Calgary, September 19, 2012: The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta celebrated the first annual World Cerebral Palsy Day on September 4, 2012, which marked the beginning of a month dedicated to making the world better for individuals with cerebral palsy. Close to 50 nations across the globe planned awareness activities for World CP Day, and everyone worldwide is encouraged to participate in the “Change my World in 1 Minute” online campaign.
World CP Day - "Change My World in 1 Minute"
Through the “Change my World in 1 Minute” campaign, individuals are encouraged to submit videos, texts or audio files of approximately one minute with ideas about how to change the lives of people with cerebral palsy through improved mobility, independence, accessibility, communication or social connection. For the entire month of September, anyone can log on, submit their ideas, or vote on ideas at: http://www.worldcpday.org. An international World Cerebral Palsy Day panel will review the most popular submissions and award grants to researchers, innovators and inventors to turn selected ideas into reality. Calgary-based SAIT Polytechnic will be participating in the judging of the final applications. Dr. Alex Zahavich, Director Applied Research and Innovation Services, and Principal Investigator – Sports and Wellness Engineering has been selected to be a member of the judging panel for the top-voted “Change my World in 1 Minute” ideas.
“We are very excited to celebrate the first World CP Day and raise awareness and support for people living with CP. Through the “Change My World in 1 Minute” campaign, innovative ideas and products will be realized and used to improve the lives of millions of people around the world,” said Janice Bushfield, Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability caused by an injury to the developing brain, which usually occurs before birth. It affects movement and is a lifelong condition, but its impact varies from person to person.
About the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta:
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) is a registered non-profit organization and makes a difference in the community by enriching the lives of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through our programs and services, we promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live Life Without Limits. For more information about the organization and to learn about ways you can support Life Without Limits, please visit http://www.cpalberta.com.
Executive Director, Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
Phone: (403) 543-1162, toll free 1-800-363-2807
Fax: (403) 543-1168