Every year, the world celebrates cerebral palsy day on 6th of October. The day was established by Cerebral Palsy Alliance to invite everyone to come together to find more accessible technology solution for this condition.
World Cerebral Palsy Day also aims to create a world in which people with cerebral palsy enjoy the same rights and access of opportunities as anyone else. First observed in 2012, the World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 marks the 11th anniversary of celebration. This year, it is being celebrated on theme “Together Stronger”.
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Date
Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Cerebral Palsy Day for the next 5 years.
|World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023||October 6, 2023||Friday|
|World Cerebral Palsy Day 2024||October 6, 2024||Sunday|
|World Cerebral Palsy Day 2025||October 6, 2025||Monday|
|World Cerebral Palsy Day 2026||October 6, 2026||Tuesday|
|World Cerebral Palsy Day 2027||October 6, 2027||Wednesday|
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Overview
|Event||World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023|
|Date||October 6, 2023|
|Declared by||Cerebral Palsy Alliance|
|Purpose of celebration||To create a world in which people with cerebral palsy enjoy the same rights and opportunities as others.|
About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a type of deformity caused due to abnormal brain development, often before birth. It causes motor disability in children as a result of stiffness, weakness and tremors in muscles. Cerebral palsy is the most common type of physical disability in children and its effects are permanent.
There is treatment available for sure, but it can only help with the condition and not cure it.
Lesser-known facts about Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is not much of a disease and is rather a condition that prohibits the motor development in children. More than 17 million people in the world suffer from this disability. There are certain facts that you might not know about this condition which we have provided below.
- Cerebral Palsy is the most common type of childhood motor disability.
- 1 in 4 children with cerebral palsy cannot talk or walk or have epilepsy while 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability.
- The cerebral palsy condition develops only in a child. An adult cannot get cerebral palsy.
- By nature, cerebral palsy is not hereditary.
- No known cure has yet been developed to cure cerebral palsy disability.
- Cerebral palsy is a life-long physical disability.
- People with cerebral palsy are likely to develop other impairments in addition to motor disability.
- Cerebral Palsy is more common in boys than in girls.
Significance of World Cerebral Palsy Day
Millions of people in the world are affected by cerebral palsy and there is no cure available for this condition. However, there are multiple organizations that work devotedly for finding ways to make life easier for people suffering with it.
World Cerebral Palsy Day will provide an opportunity for everyone to come together with their ideas and find more ways to help those who are suffering from this disability. By working together improved diagnosis and treatment, better quality of life, educational opportunities, can be developed.
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History of World Cerebral Palsy Day
The World Cerebral Palsy Day was created by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in 2012 with the aim to draw a worldwide attention towards cerebral palsy and find together the ways to help this condition.
October 6 was chosen as the day of observation and the first World Cerebral Palsy Day celebrated on 6 October 2012.
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Celebration
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 is being observed on 6 October with great zeal among the people. There are numerous ways to observe this day. You can submit your idea for fight with cerebral palsy and also post it out on social media with hashtags #WorldCPDay #MillionsOfReasons.
Not only your idea can be helpful for those suffering with cerebral palsy, you can also win $5,000 USD if your idea is shortlisted by World Cerebral Palsy Day. Encourage your friends to participate in the campaign too and share their ideas with @worldcpday. You can also vote for ideas between 29 September – 6 October 2023.
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Theme
Every year, the World Cerebral Palsy is celebrated with a campaign that supports the purpose of celebration. This year, the campaign will be 2022 Millions Of Reasons Campaign.
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 theme is “Together Stronger”. The theme encourages people to understand the crucial importance of unity.
The campaign also welcomes non-profit organization partners to join the campaign and make the world a better place for children and adults with cerebral palsy, and their families.
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