How your fundraising helps


Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood

By fundraising for Cerebral Palsy Alliance, or donating to a fundraiser, you're helping give babies, kids and adults with cerebral palsy, and their families, opportunities to reach their goals. You're helping them reach their full potential. You're helping build futures.

17 million

people have cerebral palsy worldwide.


people have cerebral palsy in Australia.

1 in 700

Australian babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance relies solely on the generosity of fundraisers, donors, corporate partners and events to help fundraise for much needed services and supports.
Your fundraising helps provide;

Essential mobility, communication and daily living equipment when it's needed, 
Early detection and intervention for babies at risk of cerebral palsy, 
Research into the prevention, cure and improved treatments for cerebral palsy, and
Innovative new programs and value added services. 

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. Cerebral means ‘of the brain’ and palsy refers to ‘a lack of muscle control’.

Cerebral palsy in most cases is caused by an injury to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time.

Cerebral palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. People who have cerebral palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, there are many ways to support a person with cerebral palsy to lead a full and happy life and reach their potential.

For more information please visit What is Cerebral Palsy?