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Castle Hill Rovers prepare to go bush and get active to help children with cerebral palsy

Little boy with cerebral palsy inspires them to take on STEPtember challenge

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Castle Hill Rover Lauren with her nephew Cameron who has cerebral palsy
 
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CASTLE HILL, WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 2014 – They’re used to hiking, camping, white water rafting and generally roughing it – but doing 10,000 steps a day for an entire month would put even the most seasoned scout to the test.

That’s the challenge facing the 2nd Castle Hill Rover Crew as they embark on the STEPtember activity challenge to support children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

Under the team ‘Rove Hard or Rove Home’, Lauren Privitera, Mitchell Hodgson,  Katherine Lockman and Danielle Barnett will be exploring new local walking tracks as they aim to each clock up 10,000 steps a day.

‘We all know someone with cerebral palsy who is inspiring us to complete this STEPtember challenge’, said team captain Lauren.

‘For me, it’s my young nephew Cameron as I see every day the challenges faced by parents when their child can’t walk, communicate or be independent.

‘We all take that for granted, and this is a way we can do something physical to really make a difference to people in need. We’re really looking forward to taking our fitness to a whole new level and have been checking out new local walking tracks that we will tackle over the course of the month.’

STEPtember participants form teams of four and each do 10,000 steps a day from 3-30 September.  They wear pedometers and log their daily activity online. More than 40 activities can also be converted into steps including cycling, rowing, surfing and going to the gym.

Participants also raise money to help Cerebral Palsy Alliance provide vital equipment and therapy for kids in need.

The 2nd Castle Hill Rover Crew would love the Hills community to also step up and register to take part in STEPtember. It is a great excuse for people to shake off the winter blues and get active in spring.

‘We have such a wonderful and supportive community, and it would be great to see everyone rallying to take part in STEPtember’, Lauren said.

To sign up a team or support ‘Rove Hard or Rove Home’, go to www.steptember.org.au

Attention editors: To interview or photograph ‘Rove Hard or Rove Home’ please contact team captain Lauren on 0403 225 982.

Media Contact: Jennifer Durante – Media Manager – (02) 9975 8758 / 0419 802 602

Released on 13 Aug 2014