Mark your calendars...
Might and Power is returning on the 16th of September 2023
As the largest charity event on the NSW racing calendar, it is one not to be missed!
Since its inception the Might and Power Race Day has raised over $6 million in funding for Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA). These funds have provided vital therapy, respite services and supported a number of other programs for people living with cerebral palsy and their families.
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. 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.
This year all funds raised from the Might and Power Race day will support one of CPA’s newest initiatives - First 1000 Days Program.
The First 1000 Days
Early intervention can be life changing for babies born with cerebral palsy and their families.
One in every 700 Australian babies is diagnosed with CP every year, yet staggeringly half of these babies get no treatment before their first birthday. Almost all do not get cerebral palsy specific intervention until after their second birthday while awaiting their diagnosis.
The first 2 years of a child’s life are critical for cognitive and motor development as the brain is undergoing constant spontaneous development (plasticity). Evidence suggests that early, targeted interventions significantly improve movement and learning outcomes.
At Cerebral Palsy Alliance, our First 1000 Days program aims to raise awareness of the importance of the first 1000 days of life, and drive program development and systems change that will enable every baby to have access to early detection and treatment for cerebral palsy.
By making a donation you can help make a difference for the 1 in 5 people living with a disability.