Saturday 6 October marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. More than raising awareness for cerebral palsy (CP), this day is an opportunity to ensure children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.
To celebrate, Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) is hosting a free community event in Ryde Park in partnership with Dejay Medical, leading providers of rehabilitation and mobility equipment in Australia.
The highlight of the day will be your chance to test-drive the latest innovation in running mobility - a RaceRunner. These unique bikes have been purpose built for people living with CP, and the sport is tipped to be the next big thing in Para Track Athletics.
Thanks to the generous support of Macquarie Bank, CPA are thrilled to have six of these amazing bikes now available in NSW. This World Cerebral Palsy Day event will be your opportunity to try them out.
CPA’s very own RaceRunning superstar, Arran Keith, will be in attendance. Arran is our first representative athlete and medal winner in this exciting new sport. He has been flying the Australian flag at the European Race Running Championships, winning gold in the Under 10’s.
To learn more about Race Running visit www.racerunning.org. Better still, come and try for yourself on the day! Dejay Medical will be putting on a free BBQ and CPA will also have plenty of other fun activities! Pop in anytime between 12pm - 4pm.
*In case of wet weather, the event will be moved to Meadowbank Netball Courts, Adelaide Street, Meadowbank. Stay up to date on any last minute changes by following CPA’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cerebralpalsyalliance/