DPM have been long standing supporters of STEPtember and smashed their fundraising efforts again in 2021.
During the month of September, 60 DPM employees came together to create 11 teams of “steppers”. Collectively, we stepped our way through 16,679,190 steps (that’s the equivalent of walking from our Melbourne headquarters to our Sydney office almost 14 times!).
There was fierce competition, walking meetings and some crazy exercises (handstands anyone?).
Overall, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance raised an astonishing $18.6 million during STEPtember 2021 with DPM and our people fundraising and donating $4,000. What a fantastic achievement!
This money supports a wide range of initiatives, helping people living with cerebral palsy to live their best lives.
The STEPtember cause
Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common disabilities in Australia, with 1 in 700 children being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
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 makes 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.
Check out the following websites for more information on Cerebral Palsy and how you can help today.
We are so proud to support and take part in STEPtember. Let’s hope this STEPtember we can smash 2021’s steps and fundraising efforts!