10 Reasons Why You Should Wear Green After St. Patrick’s Day

10 Reasons Why You Should Wear Green After St. Patrick’s Day

Today is March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – and it seems the whole world is seeing green! By  tomorrow, all posts about pots o’ gold Irish eyes are smilin’ will be gone. The Chicago river won’t be dyed green and the color of luck, money won’t be splashed all over social media. But, it needs to be. Here are 10 reasons why you should wear green after St. Patrick’s Day:

  1. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood.
  2. There are 17 million people in the world living with cerebral palsy.
  3. March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
  4. March 25 is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day thanks to Reaching for the Stars. A Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

5.  There is no federal funding for cerebral palsy.

6.  Cerebral palsy gets little to no media coverage. We hear about other awareness days, months, but CP gets the shaft ever year.

7.  Adults with CP are often forgotten. They have trouble getting the help they need.cropped-cropped-cropped-14457416_1201462926578091_6244959963288890507_n13.jpg

8.  There are many inspiring stories about adults and children thriving (not suffering!) with CP. By wearing green, you can help highlight them.

9. Because many people don’t know much about cerebral palsy, myths spread like wildfire. Wear green to help focus on the facts and to show the world What CP Looks LikeCerebral Palsy Facts

10. Many people with CP feel alone. Wear green to support 17 million of us, remind everyone that green isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day!

**This blog post was re-published by The Mighty, MSN + Yahoo!**

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  • WOW! I love this and for some crazy reason was not aware of this. My son is 29 and is an adult now with CP. I will be one to start making people more aware since you are right about everything else has an awareness day, but CP is overlooked.

    • Hi JoAnn,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’m also an adult with CP. I didn’t know about CP Awareness Day, month, etc., until I saw it on Facebook a few years back. You’re right – CP always gets the shaft. Say hi to your son!