to organize an event that the community anticipates and is excited to attend.
We are so proud to say that this is the ONLY CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS EVENT IN MIAMI This event serves as the "KICK-OFF" to Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and EVERYONE is invited to join us. The event is Family-Friendly, Kid-Friendly and fully accessible.
Our GOALS are to raise AWARENESS, FUNDS for the Grant program, to PROMOTE compassion towards people that have Cerebral Palsy and CHANGE the preconceptions of the community about individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
The monies raised at this event are used to provide grants to individuals with Cerebral Palsy and to established organizations that strengthen, support & nurture individuals with Cerebral Palsy (such as special need schools, traditional and alternative therapy centers and/or summer camp programs). Your participation brings attention to the individuals in our community with Cerebral Palsy.
We can never thank our 2015 Presenting Sponsor
THE GUAYABERA LADY FOUNDATION
and all of our other Event Sponsors enough.
Without their support (financially and otherwise)
we would never be able to do what we do.
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 28, 2016
CORAL REEF PARK
7895 S.W. 152nd Street
Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida
5K Race Begins at 8 a.m.*
2K Park Course Begins at 8:30 a.m.**
TIMING BY: Split Second Timing
COURSE CERTIFIED BY: USATF
*Timed 5K Race Course is for runners only (due to street closures)
** 2K Walk, Run & Stroll park course accommodates wheelchairs, strollers, gait trainers, walkers, etc.
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THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS
Make a single or monthly donation directly from your bank account, credit card, or Paypal.
SPREAD THE WORD
is what we need to make this event a success, all the way around.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
There are many ways in which you too can raise your #Voice4CP
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEND US A QUICK NOTE AT
*Community Service Hours will be provided.
RAISING OUR VOICES TO BRING AWARENESS TO CEREBRAL PALSY.
Cerebral Palsy – also known as CP - is a broad group of disorders that disrupt a person’s ability to move, sit, stand, walk, talk and use their hands. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles.
CP is the most common motor disability in children. It is the second most common disability in children, after Autism. CP is a permanent physical condition that affects roughly 800,000 children, adolescents and adults in the United States. It can be as mild as just a weakness in one hand to complete lack of movement. A majority of the time Cerebral Palsy affects a person’s ability to walk, communicate, eat, write, or dress themselves. Cerebral Palsy is not progressive, is not a disease and is not contagious.
In addition, 75% of individuals with Cerebral Palsy are also very likely to have one or more additional developmental or intellectual disabilities; which can include epilepsy, AUTISM, vision impairments or blindness, hearing loss.
There is no CURE or SINGLE BEST TREATMENT for individuals with CP. After a CP diagnosis is made, a team of health professionals work together to develop a plan to help the individual reach his or her full potential. Common treatments include: Medicines, Surgery (many times multiple surgeries), special braces, special equipment and physicial, occupational, speech and/or oral motor therapy. In almost all cases, these treatments are required throughout the individuals lifetime.
VOICES FOR CEREBRAL PALSY a/k/a Samantha’s Purpose is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. The mission of Voices for Cerebral Palsy is to increase awareness & understanding of Cerebral Palsy, to bring families, community members & children of all abilities together; while giving back to the Cerebral Palsy community. The net proceeds of this event will be used to fund grants to individuals or organizations that strengthen, support & nurture individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
EARLY PACKAGE PICKUP IS AVAILABLE ON SAT - FEB. 27TH
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
SPORTS AUTHORITY IN THE DADELAND STATION
8364 S. Dixie Highway - Miami, Florida 33143
For More Information: +1.305.256.1221
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