The mission of MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation (MCCPF) is twofold:
- To reduce and eventually eliminate the incidence of Cerebral Palsy; and,
- To mitigate or reduce the damaging effects of Cerebral Palsy through research geared toward better therapies, medications, and treatments.
MCCPF is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization governed by a board of medical and research experts who are committed to mitigating, treating, and preventing or finding a cure for Cerebral Palsy. The Foundation accepts donations and responsibly invests those donations through an ongoing grant review process. The MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation board awards grants for innovative projects that share our mission of making a difference in the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy and their families.
Our Foundation also strives to provide the most comprehensive online resources available for families affected by Cerebral Palsy and professional caregivers whose patients suffer from the condition. These resources include information on government benefits, educational resources, Web-based communities and discussion groups for Cerebral Palsy, and more.
Approximately two to four babies out of every 1,000 born in the United States develop Cerebral Palsy. MCCPF was founded to positively impact the lives of people affected by Cerebral Palsy while advancing efforts to treat and cure the disorder.
Each instance of Cerebral Palsy has unique aspects, and our Foundation seeks to fulfill the needs of patients, their families, and medical professionals by providing donors a trusted framework for giving and financially supporting grant seekers who present the most promising projects.
Please explore the MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation website to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.