Cerebral Palsy Midlands and NICE (Centre for Movement Disorders) are two charities in Birmingham UK that are specialised in the disability cerebral palsy. They have come together to Get Birmingham Green on Sunday 6th October as part of a Worldwide campaign for World CP Day (https://worldcpday.org/)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Worldwide, there are more than 17 million adults and children with CP.
We are campaigning to get Birmingham Landmarks, organisations and sites across the city to light up in green for cerebral palsy awareness. This includes town halls, libraries, hotels, buildings, and registered landmarks.
On the week leading up to Sunday 6th October we want to highlight success stories and positive case studies that highlight CP and help raise awareness
Our Great City Birmingham should be proud to have two bespoke charities specific to cerebral palsy available in its city, both NICE and CPM are cerebral palsy charity champions.
One lady in the US Nicole Luongo who has CP herself, last year, set up her own campaign to ‘Light Up the World’ she wrote to landmarks across the states of the US and managed to get all but one GO GREEN for World CP Day. See all the details of her campaign on the WorldCPDay website here.
Wow – wouldn’t that be incredible if we could do that this year in our city – this campaign is worldwide and we would be part of a significant awareness campaign, putting cerebral palsy back on the agenda across the world.