Children’s Cerebral Palsy Movement (CCPM) has been a fully committed volunteer organization for more than 6 years. Our impact has spanned the gambit from first developing a therapeutic ballet program for children with CP, to provide them joy, social opportunities and greater physical use of their bodies. This was followed by a 4-year period of providing educational resources/seminars, support groups, and experiential opportunities for CP children and their families, including 3 annual community events. These events have included a 5K & Kids Fun Run in Mission Viejo, an adaptive egg hunt, and the capstone Dare to Dream Christmas Extravaganza. Fortunately, our organization has been able to continue through the years through a constant flow of donations from small donors, business sponsorships, and our event fundraising (i.e. Event ticket sales, raffles, etc.).
Within the past year, we have seen the needs of CP children and families change and become even greater than expected…needs we cannot possibly meet exclusively through local events. On that note, we have recently pushed to provide additional programming that can be accessible by all regardless of geography!