All 50 states go green for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Published: Mar. 21, 2019 at 10:36 PM CDT
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In the United States, March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and March 25 is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood – affecting more than 17 million adults and children worldwide – yet it gets the least media attention. One woman is on a mission to get CP the recognition it deserves.

Born with CP, author, disability advocate, and writer, Nicole Luongo single-handedly secured participants in all 50 states to light up in green for cerebral palsy. Within the first 30 days of the Go Green 4 CP in 2019 campaign, 30 states confirmed their participation. “The fact that so many places around the United States are participating in my campaign is a game-changer for cerebral palsy awareness. It’s time for CP to shine in 2019,” said Luongo.

The comprehensive list includes bridges, iconic buildings, representatives from both the NBA and NFL — plus registered landmarks from all over the country — that will light up in green on March 25 for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Cheyenne’s iconic Depot Tower will be the one Wyoming location in the state lighting up green for the observation.

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