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Our Ambassadors

This year we are fortunate to have ambassadors from across Canada! Click below to read more about them.                                      

Karen

Meet Karen

Karen has cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia which affects her speech, coordination, balance and dexterity; but she doesn’t let that stop her from moving. In fact, she finds that maintaining an active lifestyle minimizes the effects of her CP as she gets older.

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Malia

Meet Malia

Malia is a spunky nine-year-old who takes on Steptember with her family, they use it as an opportunity to get more active, having dance parties in the kitchen if they're low on steps.

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Daielle

Meet Danielle

Danielle is a busy Mom of four girls, one of whom has cerebral palsy – Steptember is a chance for them to help other families and to step up their activity. They’re looking forward to family dance parties throughout the month.

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DougandOlivia

Meet Doug

Doug’s daughter Olivia has spastic cerebral palsy – so naturally she’s his primary motivation for stepping up to raise awareness and money during Steptember. He loves that the challenge gives him the opportunity to meet new people and spread awareness!

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Arlene

Meet Arlene

Arlene is a daycare owner – three years ago a little girl who has cerebral palsy started at her centre. The little girl has inspired the staff and other families to step up to the challenge of raising both funds and awareness for CP.

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GrahamandOlivia

Meet Graham

Graham’s inspiration for taking on Steptember is his daughter Olivia. Olivia doesn’t let CP stop her from anything she puts her mind to. This September, she’s undergoing hip surgery and will be mostly immobile for four to six weeks – Graham’s family and friends are using this opportunity to move for her!

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Nathan

Meet Nathan

Nathan is an athlete with a form of CP that affects all of his limbs. He drives a power wheelchair and is looking forward to raising awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy.

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cory

Meet Cory

Cory is a motivational speaker, athlete and father. He’s looking forward to stepping it up to increase his physical activity while promoting an active lifestyle for others. 

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Lauren

Meet Lauren

Lauren is excited to participate in Steptember, as a personal trainer with over 25 years of competitive athletic experience she knows it’s a great chance for people to form healthy habits!

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KeikoandAnnette

Meet Drs Annette and Keiko

Dr. Keiko & Dr. Annette are based at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University. They work closely with CP associations across Canada and have recently developed the Jooay App which helps locate sports, arts and other recreational activities in local communities that are inclusive or adapted to children with special needs. They’re looking forward to continuing to spread awareness while getting a bit more active this Steptember!

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Husky

Meet Husky

Husky is sure to win many hearts with his contagious smile and happy demeanor. He has very limited voluntary movement, however, he's very social and loves to dance. 

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