This year, UCP-OC will again be participating in the international STEPtember campaign. We all know how fast the summer months fly by, so, it’s time to start planning for STEPtember! For those of you who have questions or are interested in participating, please read below and spread the word! Thank you so much for taking the time to view our blog.
What is STEPtember?
Promoting a Life Without Limits, UCP’s STEPtember challenges participants to take 10,000 steps or do any other kind of physical activity every day from September 1 through 28 to raise funds for those living with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. With your help, and the support of your friends, family, colleagues and community, STEPtember can help change the lives of people living with disabilities.
What is our purpose?
Every dollar raised during STEPtember allows United Cerebral Palsy to provide much- needed services and care for the many children and adults living with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers. Through the sponsorship of those who participate, their friends, family and colleagues, we will successfully raise the vital funds needed to help pay for equipment, therapy and support for persons with disabilities.
Who can participate?
Any person wanting to make a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities can be a part of the STEPtember movement. From those living with disabilities, to their families, caregivers or loved ones, and even those who just want to dedicate 28 days to giving back to their community, this challenge is open to anyone and everyone!
How can you get involved?
Those looking to participate in STEPtember can do so by gathering a team of up to four people and registering online, and the sooner the better! Starting on September 1, team members can use our online tracker to record their daily steps and activities. The goal for each member of your team is to take the equivalent of 10,000 steps every day doing physical activities. Make every move count by asking friends, colleagues and family members to sponsor your efforts through online donations or by holding your own local fundraiser.