Castries, 30 October, 2015 – KFC congratulates the Saint Lucia Cerebral Palsy Association for a job well done generally and especially during the month of October which was designated as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.
Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong movement disorder which appears early in childhood and is caused by the abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance and posture.
Marketing Officer of KFC Saint Lucia, Deone Gardner, says that Cerebral Palsy is not a disease and is not contagious. “It is a condition that we need to be educated about. It seriously affects the quality of life of both the child and their parents and we need to help in whatever way we can. These are people who may be physically disadvantaged but are smart and can achieve academic success just like the regular person. KFC Saint Lucia is saying congratulations to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Saint Lucia for ensuring that Saint Lucians understand the condition and for providing support to those afflicted with the condition and who need our assistance.”
In addition to bringing awareness to the public, one of the ways in which the Association provides much needed support to parents is with Respite Day. The aim of the day is to give parents much needed time off and enjoy the company of each other. On this day, the children are engaged in activities and cared for by volunteers of the Association while parents are treated to time away from the demands placed on them daily.
KFC Saint Lucia has partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Association for a few years now and the company is fully committed to nurturing children, especially those who may not be as privileged and fortunate with the use of their limbs and their mobility.