Rise4CP 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization raises awareness and helps individuals impacted by Cerebral Palsy in our community.
To change the way the world views Cerebral Palsy while sending a global message of recognition, inclusion, support, and equity for all.
My name is Miriah, I am the Founder/Executive Director of Rise4CP and mother of a happy 15 year old boy that has left hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy. I got the idea for Rise4cp in March of 2016 through a post on Instagram that was shared by another special needs mom during Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. I hadn’t heard anything about Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month from any of my son’s doctors, specialist, therapist, or teachers throughout his 8 years of life so I begin to do my research. I was grieved due to the lack of recognition but this also gave me a deep desire to raise awareness and help others that are impacted by Cerebral Palsy. People in our community matter and they don’t have to be hidden away because of their differences. The world should be educated about their condition and the challenges (physical, social, mental, emotional, and financial) that they may encounter living with Cerebral Palsy. This idea became a reality, we have been an official 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization since 2018. A resolution was passed in March of 2021 to honor March 25th as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day in the state of Michigan. (Pictured from left to right Miriah G. Perkins, Darren, Representative Stephanie A. Young in front of Michigan State Capitol Building). We honor Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month annually during the 4th weekend in March; walk for World CP Day annually during the 1st weekend in October; have various fundraisers throughout the year; raise awareness; and donate to those impacted by Cerebral Palsy. Let's RISE4CP together!
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