Go Green for Cerebral Palsy
By Bernie Hunter
World Cerebral Palsy Day is nearly upon us, it is a day to raise awareness about the disability. There is a campaign called ‘#GoGreen4CP’, I will be explaining what it is, why it is important and how you can get involved.
The campaign #GoGreen4CP aims to light up as many landmarks and buildings across the world in green, to show support to the 17 million people living with cerebral palsy. This is part of World Cerebral Palsy Day that is on 6 October, every year.
#GoGreen4CP raises great awareness and this means that cerebral palsy is talked about a lot more and it is the most important part of the campaign.
There are so many people who do not know enough about the disability and it shows when they meet someone who has cerebral palsy as there can be a sense of awkwardness, which is nobody’s fault, it is just a case of removing that barrier. GoGeen4CP is also a chance to tell the world that cerebral palsy doesn’t stop people from achieving wonderful things in life.
There are many different ways to get involved with #GoGreen4CP
If you live near one of Scotland’s #GoGreen4CP landmarks, swing by on 6 October and take a selfie to share on social media. Remember to tag @BobathScotland and use the hashtag #GoGreen4CP.
You can also approach your local landmark with a request to #GoGreen4CP on 6 October. A GoGreen4CP fact sheet is available to help with the request.
If you're successful, contact local media and send them a request to promote GoGreen4CP and World CP Day. Share your personal story and remember to acknowledge the landmark owners.
Further information is available on the #GoGreen4CP World CP Day webpage.
Other ways to support World CP Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day also aims to make sure that everyone has easy access to support services. You can make a difference by raising funds too. To mark this day for cerebral Palsy, I will be using social media to tell my story of living with the disability- this will help raise awareness and get the word out there that having cerebral palsy may have challenges but it doesn’t stop you from doing the things that you set out to do, in life!
Check out this post, which gives you some ideas of how you can use World CP Day to raise awareness of the condition, as well as funds for Bobath Scotland.
Come on, let’s get together and turn the world green for Cerebral Palsy on October 6th 2019! #GoGreen4CP