The Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACP), in association with Allergan India, observed the fourth National Cerebral Palsy Day, by conducting a walkathon in Bangalore on Sunday.
Cerebral Palsy is a life-long disability that affects movement and intellectual capability. There are 17 million people across the world living with cerebral palsy (CP).
Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with CP which is the most common physical disability in childhood. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement, said Raghu Kumar, Managing Director, Allergan India.
While there is no permanent cure for the disability, some efforts can be made to improve the quality of life of people suffering from it, he said.
Mayor B S Sathyanarayana, actress Malavika and Para Olympic champion Krishna Reddy participated on the occasion, and motivated the special children.