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Girl power at its best!

Family affair as mum and daughters from Campbelltown step up to help kids with cerebral palsy

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Sister Act: 13 year old Zoe and 10 year old Georgia getting ready for Steptember
 
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In a great example of girl power, a Campbelltown mum and her two daughters are getting active to change lives.

Jenni Kell-McCue and her daughters Zoe (13) and Georgia (10) are taking on the month-long activity challenge STEPtember. They will aim to each do 10,000 steps a day and raise money to help provide therapy and equipment for kids with cerebral palsy.

For Jenni ,who is a special needs teacher, joining forces with her own children to help other children with cerebral palsy is extremely rewarding.

‘We were sitting around the table talking about the STEPtember challenge, when my girls said they’d be keen to do it’, Jenni said. ‘So we thought we’d sign up as a family, and put our collective energy and effort into doing as much exercise and raising as much money as we can.

‘We have a family friend who has cerebral palsy, so both Zoe and Georgia understand the challenges faced by people living with the condition. It is great to see them getting active at such a young age to help others in need.’

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, as well as research into cerebral palsy prevention and cure.

Zoe and Georgia are hoping to get their respective primary and high schools involved in the STEPtember campaign. They’d love the Campbelltown community to also step up and register to take part.

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

‘The campaign is a chance for us to not only help others in need, but also to get fit and active as we move into Spring.’

To sign up a team or support Jenni, Zoe and Georgia’s ‘Team 22’, go to www.steptember.org.au

The family is available for photos and a chat. Contact Jenni on 0412 043 743

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

Released on 12 Aug 2014