Straight to the Top!

Published on: 24 February, 2016

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On the 20th February, 2016 some of our fearless team members embarked on the adventure of a lifetime – assisting 20 young people living with Cerebral Palsy to climb Mount Kosciuszko. This year Surgical Specialties took two teams to the summit. Congratulations Team Sophie and Team Kate!

The Krazy Kosci Klimb is an empowering challenge event for young people living with cerebral palsy or other disability. Open to people between the ages of 12 to 30 years of age, the event is centred on twenty lead participants, each assisted by their support teams, walking the summit track from Charlottes Pass to the top of Mount Kosciuszko.

Not only does this event provide an opportunity to thirty-six teenagers and young adults, living with disability, to go beyond their best but it also raises essential funding for the Accessible Gym and Sports program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

For people with cerebral palsy, regular physical activity can mean the difference between living independently and having to rely on a carer. This program provides supported access to appropriate exercise equipment and programs to maximise their health. The people who participate in this program engage in an inclusive community activity, where they meet new friends, increase their independence and self-esteem and can proudly share their achievements with families and friends.

For more information about Cerebral Palsy Alliance visit www.cerebralpalsy.org.au

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