NSLHD News August 12 2022

Team ‘Stayin’ Alive’ - Nicole Owers, Neil Hepple, Zanelle Dube and Maura Desmond

STEPtember returns for 2022 steppers Registrations for STEPtember are now open for steppers across the district.

“We really love the opportunity to fly the flag and raise awareness for CPA and the benefits they offer to both the research into reduction of cerebral palsy but also to benefit those who have cerebral palsy to live their best life,” he said. Neil offered some advice for those contemplating whether to take part or not, saying that steps can be easy to accumulate across everyday activities. “Lots of activities translate into steps using the conversion scale - gardening, pushing the pram, house work, gym sessions and many more,” he said. There are a

STEPtember is a month long fundraising event conducted by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) which aims to support a wide range of initiatives involving those living with cerebral palsy. Steppers can take part in STEPtember individually or as part of a team, with the aim of hitting a daily goal of steps to encourage donations. NSLHD’s top individual fundraiser for 2021 was Sarah Doran, who works as an education support officer, Sydney Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre. Sarah said her motivation for taking part was seeing her friends and their children receive support from the CPA. “I have two close friends who have children with cerebral palsy,” she said. “The ongoing support and funding the CPA provide the children and their families is incredible.” Neil Hepple is a senior organisational development partner on the NSLHD Violence Prevention and Management Training team and was a member of the top stepping team in the district last year, ‘Stayin’ Alive’. Neil said his team has been inspired to participate by the CPA and the work it is doing for those living with cerebral palsy.

number of prizes to be won across the district for the highest steppers and largest fundraisers. Teams and individuals across NSLHD can join by visiting https://bit.ly/join- nswhealth2022 and selecting the NSLHD service or department that applies.

NSLHD’s highest fundraiser for 2021, Sarah Doran

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