Non-Profits Join Hands to Raise $50,000 for Cerebral Palsy Research: the Cerebral Palsy Family Network

Mar 20, 2014, 17:24 ET from CP Family Network

AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CP Family Network and Let's Cure CP nonprofit organizations have joined hands to raise $50,000 by March 25 to develop better treatments and even a cure for cerebral palsy.

"We have five days to 'Stand for a Cure,' so I urge supporters to act now," said Lee Vander Loop, CP parent and editor at CP Family Network.

"If families touched by cerebral palsy and their friends would each give even a small amount, we have the possibility of making big progress in our knowledge of CP. The more we know, the better chance we have of improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy, or even preventing or healing the damage."

"If we don't reach for the sky for these children, who will?"

5 Days to Stand for a Cure

Between now and March 25, donations to help fund medical research for cerebral palsy can be made through the CP Family Network website. One hundred percent (100%) of donations will go to support Lets Cure CP's mission, which is to fund promising areas of cerebral palsy research.

"Currently, this research is centered on testing the effectiveness of banked cord blood or bone marrow stem cells for therapeutic use in children with cerebral palsy.  The goal of these studies is to determine if this kind of therapy can, in some cases, reduce or reverse measurable symptoms of cerebral palsy," says Lee Vander Loop.  

CP Family Network and Let's Cure CP

The CP Family Network and Let's Cure CP organizations were both founded by families who wanted better lives for their children with CP.  Let's Cure CP focuses on supporting CP research. The CP Family Network, which has a Facebook Community of more than 40,000, is a 501-C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide medical and legal resources to families and children with cerebral palsy.  Among the resources it offers parents are the Cerebral Palsy Online Resource Directory, a free searchable database of resources available to CP families in each state and Washington, D.C., and the Care Guide: Medical and Emergency Records, which helps parents organize, update and share information about their child using their computer.

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SOURCE CP Family Network