DPM’s team outsteps themselves for STEPtember 2020

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DPM for cerebral palsy

Did you know 1 in 700 children are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy? And, that Cerebral Palsy one of the most common disabilities in Australia?

The cause

Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage that impacts a child’s developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth, affecting a person’s movement and posture for life. The damage making everyday activities a lifelong physical, and mental challenge.

Sadly, for so many children and people struggling with Cerebral Palsy, there is still no known cure to this day but in support of all of those who are diagnosed, the STEPtember Challenge was founded in 2010. The challenge raises critical funds, spreads awareness about Cerebral Palsy whilst encouraging people to stay active. It’s a fun, virtual event that challenges people from across Australia to walk, run, ride, swim, wheel or spin their way to 10,000 steps for 28 days in September.

DPM steps in and smashes its fundraising goal

With the year that 2020 has been, the DPM community thought there was no better time to encourage one another to participate in a little extra exercise, by creating healthier working-from-home (WFH) routines whilst supporting a great cause.

Over 70 DPM employees came together (whilst staying apart) to participate in the STEPtember Challenge, all DPM participants provided ongoing support to one another and pushed each other to do their best whilst raising important funds for those struggling with Cerebral Palsy.

We’re thrilled to announce that as an organisation, we collectively lodged 35,189,509 steps throughout STEPtember whilst having gone above and beyond our fundraising goal of $10k and raised a total of: $14,326.18.

All of the funds raised through the STEPtember Challenge will help support those who need life-changing services, equipment and research into the causes and treatment and Cerebral Palsy.

Through participating in this vital cause, DPM hopes to have created awareness surrounding the difficulties children and  anyone diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy face on a day-to-day basis.

DPM would like to thank all employees for being involved in the STEPtember challenge, we couldn’t  be more proud of all of our STEPpers!.

Check out the following websites for more information on Cerebral Palsy and how you can help today.

STEPtember website

Cerebralpalsy

CP Australia

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