Stepping up for people living with cerebral palsy

Oct. 5, 2021

For the month of STEPtember, staff at Mitsui’s Melbourne and Sydney offices have been putting their best foot forward for Australians living with cerebral palsy.  

It is the most common physical disability in children, is a permanent, lifelong condition with no known cure which may require care 24 hours a day. 

The group of 12 staff collectively walked a mammoth 4,108,493 steps as part of STEPtember, a virtual global stepping and physical challenge to raise funds for vital equipment, research, therapy, and services for people living with cerebral palsy during the month of September.

The group raised $1,465 for the 2021 campaign and have set a goal of raising more next year.  

Graduate Jemaya King was a committed stepper throughout September.  


“Despite being in lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney, it was great that we could use our allocated exercise time to do something to help people with cerebral palsy live their best lives.”

“Together we walked more than 3100km, which almost the distance from Melbourne to Perth. So while I look forward to stepping up again next year, for now, I will kick off my shoes and relax for October,” she said.

In Australia, a child is born with cerebral palsy every 20 hours, accounting for 1 in every 700 births.