About National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day is observed every year on March 25th. It began in 2006 by Reaching for the Stars (RFTS), a non-profit educational advocacy group run by parent volunteers.
While the entire month of March is considered National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, March 25th is a nationally recognized holiday intended to focus support for those affected by this condition. This day serves to provide those in the community with a platform to come forward and share their stories while supporting one another.
Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination. It's caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during, or soon after birth.