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Mark your calendars with these dates for 2016 PwP Events being held ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY in 2016! Pedal-with-Pete, Kent, Ohio – The 22st year’s walking and cycling event will be in on Saturday, June 4th, (tentatively) Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus, Ohio – The 15th year’s walking and cycling event will be on Sat., July 30th The inaugural cycling event for Pedal-with-Pete, Fairhope*, Alabama will be in August (tentatively)! (*Fairhope is on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay) Pedal-with-Pete, Emmetsburg, Iowa – The 17th year’s cycling event will be on Sunday, September 18th. Stay tuned to developments in 2016 on pedal-with-pete.org/events as these events take shape! Thanks for your support!!Posted - a year ago
Let's keep this momentum rolling! Do have folks on your Holiday-Gift-Giving-List that are tough to buy for? SUGGESTION: Donate to CP research (HOW TO: pedal-with-pete.org/donate ) and then send them this great CARD telling them that you are donating to CP Research in their honor. You'll support people with CP and also spread the word!! http://pedal-with-pete.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/donation-gift-01.pdfPosted - a year ago
Pedal-with-Pete Supporters! YOU DID IT! In October of 2015, you surpassed the $1,000,000 Milestone Goal, which Pete Zeidner established over 20 years ago when he started Pedal-with-Pete... $1,000,000 raised for CP Research! THANK YOU for your dedication on behalf of people with CP!Posted - a year ago
Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive neuromuscular disorder that disrupts a person’s ability to move, sit, stand, walk, talk and use their hands. The severity of the movement disorder and the type of movement difficulties can vary greatly. Some individuals experience only mild difficulties with balance, walking and fine motor skills, while individuals at the other extreme are completely trapped in their own bodies, fighting rigid limbs, and unable to speak or swallow. Most people with CP have normal intelligence. Two famous individuals known to have lived with CP were Winston Churchill and Julius Caesar.
Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common neuromuscular disabilities in the United States, affecting at least 800,000 children, adolescents and adults. A study published in March of 2008 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that the rates of CP are rising and appear to have doubled since 1970s.
Funding for cerebral palsy research remains low. National research funding is much less than for diseases that affect fewer people. Occurring in 3.6 per 1000 births, CP is the most common childhood physical disability.
There is no cure for CP. Little research has been directed to discovering the kinds of brain injuries that cause CP (which might lead to prevention) or long term treatments to help improve motor function for individuals with CP. Remember that CP not only affects the individual, but also their families. Your donations can make a difference!
You can find more facts about Cerebral Palsy from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation.