Might And Power Race Event 2024

Join us for a stylish day out at Royal Randwick Racecourse. Get dressed up with your friends or work colleagues... all in support of Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Sat 21st Sep 2024
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Level 2 Ballroom, Royal Randwick Racecourse
$385 - $3,850

Might And Power Race Event
Saturday 21 September 2024

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 $6.6 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 Event will go towards supporting early detection and early intervention of cerebral palsy in babies. 

Early Detection & Early Intervention 

Early detection and 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 two 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. 

Babies can now be diagnosed with cerebral palsy or at ‘high risk of cerebral palsy’ as early as three months old. Getting the right diagnosis early means babies can start appropriate interventions and supports to help them reach their best potential. 

By making a donation you can help make a difference for the 1 in 5 people living with disability.

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Might And Power Race Event

If you would like any further information please contact the CPA Events Team at events@cerebralpalsy.org.au