Shining a Light on Cerebral Palsy: Samantha's Purpose Illuminates Miami Green for Awareness
Since 2014, Samantha's Purpose has spearheaded the annual Cerebral Palsy Awareness campaign in South Florida through various events. One of the events is ILLUMINATE MIAMI GREEN FOR CEREBRAL PALSY. The success of this campaign would not be possible without the support and participation of the buildings and local landmarks in the Miami-Dade County area.
Once again, on March 25, 2023, the following buildings or landmarks will be illuminated green starting at sunset:
Freedom Tower (Miami-Dade College)
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Nicklaus Children's Health System
The illumination of a building or landmark green is so important in that it raises much needed awareness for Cerebral Palsy, honors the individuals diagnosed with CP and their 17 million families worldwide, celebrates their courageous spirits, and give them hope while letting them know they’re not forgotten.
It can impact people of all ages, from birth to adulthood. It is the most common physical disability in children, affecting more than 1,000,000 Americans, 1 in 345 children, and 17 million people worldwide. More than 10,000 babies are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy every year in the United States. It is the second most common disability in children, after Autism.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the organizations and property managers of the buildings and landmarks that illuminated green on March 25th in support of our efforts to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy. Your generosity and willingness to participate in our cause has had a significant impact in spreading awareness and promoting inclusion for individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Thank you for being a valued partner and ally in our mission to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.
Samantha’s Purpose continues its commitment to helping families affected by Cerebral Palsy (and other varying disabilities) and is grateful for the support of the community.
For more information about the campaign or to make a donation, please visit www.samanthaspurpose.org.