Frequently Asked Questions

The Challenge

What is Move4CP – Get set for STEPtember!

Move4CP is a 28-day movement challenge that is all about being active. That might be walking, riding, pushing your wheelchair, stretching or dancing. Set a movement goal that works for you and get moving to meet it wherever you are.

While we can’t be in the same place with our coworkers and friends just yet Move4CP is an opportunity bring them together.  Connect with them online, form a team and get moving wherever you are.

Move4CP welcomes everyone. All fitness levels. All abilities. Any location in the US.

If you think Move4CP is great fun – You are going love STEPtember.

When does MOVE start and finish?

Move4CP commences on Monday June 1 and will conclude on Sunday June 28 – 11:59pm.

How much does it cost to take part in Move4CP?

Move4CP is free to register.  All we ask is for your support – by connecting with friends, family and coworkers to raise awareness and funds for cerebral palsy research.

What is STEPtember?

STEPtember is a fundraising event that challenges people and teams to take the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day for 28 days during the month of September, while fundraising for to support CP research.

STEPtember will run from September 1-28.  Registration will open in July.

For more information and to register your interest visit our STEPtember site.

Can I register my organization?

At this stage, Move4CP is not set up to register separate organizations and teams.  However, you can have one person register and set up a team. Teams can have unlimited numbers of people.

How do I set up a team?

When you register for Move4CP and set up your account, you will have an option to set up a team and invite others to join you.  If you have already set up your page and wish to form a team, follow these steps; 

  1. Log into your account
  2. Go to the page meu -top right-hand corner under your name
  3. Select Dashboard
  4. Under the cover photo, select the second icon – create a team
  5. Following the steps on the page 

Note: - You can have as many people on your team as you wish, however you cannot create teams within a large team.

Fundraising

Who is CPARF?

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is a nonprofit and a registered 501(c)(3) organization.  We are the organization behind the Move4CP and STEPtember initiatives.

CPARF is the foremost organization in the world solely focused on cerebral palsy (CP) research. CP is the most common childhood-onset physical disability in the world, and it is one of the most underfunded.

The funds you raise during Move4CP and STEPtember will help us fund the brightest US researchers to find improved treatments, uncover ways to prevent cerebral palsy and move life-changing research forward.

For more information on CP and the research we are funding today – visit cparf.org

How has Covid-19 and isolation impacted people with CP?

Because of COVID-19, so many people with CP are having an especially tough time right now. Thirty-three percent of them can’t walk, and many of them aren’t getting stretched or moving in the ways they’re used to. No matter their level of involvement, many people are experiencing increased pain, decreased function, and increased anxiety.

Why is moving forward with CP research even more important now?

Cerebral palsy doesn’t stop. People with CP are experiencing more stress and more pain, along with missing crucial appointments due to isolation and quarrantine. Finding new ways to treat their chronic pain takes on renewed importance at this time. It’s also essential that we look toward the future and uncover ways to tailor treatments, ways to lessen its severity, ways to prevent it, and ways to cure it. Research we fund now people who are here now and people who will be. Our mission is as urgent as ever.

What will my donations support?

All funds raised by participants are directed towards life-changing scientific advances for people with cerebral palsy, including research into the causes and treatment of cerebral palsy. The outcomes of our research ultimately impact the lives of thousands across the world.

I posted my Move4CP challenge page to Facebook and added a Donate button - is that okay?

We advise that you don’t use the Facebook ‘Donate’ button to raise funds for Move4CP.  Donations that go through your Facebook page are handled by a third party and we are unable to link these donations back to your challenge page. If you’ve already set up a post, we ask that you: 

  • Delete the post to remove the Facebook Donate button.
  • Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page.
  • If Facebook prompts you to add a Donate button, choose no.

Why aren’t my Facebook donations showing up on my fundraising page? 

Facebook donations are handled by a third party, and we are unable to link these donations back to your challenge page. If you’d like your friends and family to donate to you, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead. 

Logging Activity

How do I track and log my activity?

Your Move4CP challenge page is designed to connect with Fitbit and Strava accounts to automatically sync with your page and add to your miles and hours each time you record an activity.

If you do not have a fitbit you can use your Smartphone and download the Strava app. It’s free to set up and can records your activity via any GPS enabled device including IOS and Android smartphones, Apple watch and Garmin.

Once installed and your account has been created:

  1. Log in to your Move4CP challenge page
  2. Go to the top right hand corner, under your name is drop down menu -select 'My Fitness Activity'.
  3. Click on the icon of the app you'd like to connect - this will ask you to login and authorize Move4CP to access your account. 

When using your fitness app, remember to create a new activity through your app and stop when you're finished each time - this will ensure your Miles and hours are recorded onto your Move4CP challenge page.

Note: - the activity you record for each workout can take up to 12 hours to sync from your preferred app.

On the ‘My Fitness Activity’ page you can also enter your activity manually, in either hours, miles or steps.  You can also edit or delete activity for each activity that your log.

My fitness tracker is not syncing to my challenge page.

For your activity to be recorded and sync from your fitbit or tracker, you must start and stop each work out or session of activity you do. Please a allow 24 hours for your activity to appear on your dashboard.

My activity is not appearing on my page.

If your activity is not synching and appearing on your Move4CP challenge page;

  1. Go to your ‘My Fitness Activity’ page
  2. Ensure you have given permission for Move4CP to access your fitbit or Strava account.
  3. Remember to Start and Stop each activity from your app.
  4. Allow 24 hours for your activity to appear on your dashboard

If your activity is not appearing, you can manually add your hours and miles via the My Fitness Activity tab on your dashboard.