10,000 steps a day for a worthy cause

06 September 2018
Written By Kirstin Redding

There seems to be an invasion of green t-shirts at The Dickson Tradies and the blue uniforms are no-where to be seen. Surprisingly, the green casual t-shirts aren’t a new fashion statement or a new uniform, but are to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy’s initiative, Steptember.

Steptember is an event challenging participants to take at least 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight, and yes you guessed it, in the month of September. Let’s face it, taking 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight is one heck of a commitment! But every step made is for a very worthy cause.

There are 14 teams participating in this year’s Steptember with each team consisting of an array of staff at The Dickson Tradies. From baristas and bar attendants to executive managers everyone is eager to raise funds and awareness for children and adults living with Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance.

It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Every dollar raised during Steptember will provide life-changing research, vital equipment, therapy and services for people living with Cerebral Palsy.

The Dickson Tradies’ staff have a goal to raise $15,800 and need your help! There are donation tins at each point of sale and at the club reception, or you can make a donation online, which will provide you with a tax invoice.

You can find more information about Steptember and Cerebral Palsy by visiting their website.