World Cerebral Palsy Day
Senator Mitch Fifield has today welcomed World Cerebral Palsy Day, marked globally on 4 September every year.
Cerebral Palsy affects 33,000 Australians and 17 million people worldwide.
In Australia, 1 child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 minutes.
“Cerebral Palsy is the most common childhood physical disability. World Cerebral Palsy Day is a good opportunity to raise awareness about cerebral palsy,” Senator Fifield said.
The theme of this year’s World Cerebral Palsy Day is ‘Change My World in 1 Minute’, giving everyone a chance to suggest ways in which the lives of people with cerebral palsy can be improved.
To find out more information about World Cerebral Palsy Day and for details on events in your area, visit http://www.worldcpday.org.