Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Announces The 2021 STEPtember Awards

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Announces The 2021 STEPtember Awards
Posted on Fri 17 Dec 2021

STEPtember 2021 Award Winners

Congrats to all! Once every STEPtember is over the finish line, we like to recognize our partners who gave their very best effort during the challenge — those who showed a clear sense of commitment to getting moving and raising funds for cerebral palsy research. Who showed up everyday throughout the month of September to support people with cerebral palsy and their families. We’re so thankful they did. 


Top Fundraising Team: PEO Partners

They raised a grand total of $50,571 for cerebral palsy research! A tremendous thank you to team members Jean-Louis L. Rachel D., Lisa D., & Cara T. for your dedication to raising funds to help us change what’s possible for cerebral palsy. 

Top Stepping Team: More Walkie Less Talkie, at Kirkland & Ellis

They took a whopping 4,907,705 steps in support of cerebral palsy research! (That’s over 2,500 miles!) Thanks to team members Jose V., who took 1,856,111 steps; Gus C., who took 1,155,803 steps; Sandra C., who took 1,062, 278 steps; and Michelle H., who took 833,513 steps during the month of September. 

Best in Shoe: Kirkland & Ellis 

Top overall partner in funds raised and steps taken!

Best Foot Forward: Barclays & AlixPartners (two winners make a pair of feet!)

Most improved award! These winners made the biggest leap over their 2020 numbers. 

Small But Mighty: Fire Squad

For making an outsized impact on CP research. 

STEPtember People’s Choice: Demandbase

They had that special something that made us take notice.

New Kicks On The Block:  San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Top new partner who made the best first impression. 


Top of Industry Partners

Companies that made it all the way up the leaderboard in their respective industries. 

UBS: Banking & Financial Services 

Mindbody: Community, Fitness & Sports 

PwC: Consulting & Professional Services 

Grainger: Distribution & Manufacturing 

Northwestern University: Education & Government 

QBE Insurance: Insurance 

Kirkland & Ellis: Law 

Orion Worldwide: Media & Entertainment 

UCP of Orange County: Nonprofit 

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals: Pharmaceutical & Medical 

Oltmans: Real Estate 

Zappos: Retail 

Demandbase: Technology 

World-renowned scientists will lead CPARF’s grantmaking process. Together, these experts will spearhead the organization’s grantmaking process and ensure that CPARF’s portfolio supports science for people with cerebral palsy at every age and every stage

Mariah Kilbourne of YogaForCP shares her story via Q&A. Check back soon for more from Mariah.