QBE North America raises money for cerebral palsy research

Employees raise more than $50,000 during fundraising event

QBE North America raises money for cerebral palsy research

Non-Profits & Charities

By Ryan Smith

QBE North America has announced that it has participated in STEPtember, a month-long event to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF), for the fifth consecutive year.

Collectively, 102 QBE employees took more than 17 million steps. In partnership with the QBE Foundation, they raised more than $50,000 during the event. Throughout its partnership with CPARF, QBE has raised more than $150,000 for cerebral palsy research.

Cerebral palsy is the world’s most common lifelong physical disability, affecting 1 million people in the US and 18 million people worldwide, according to a news release. Despite this, cerebral palsy research is often underfunded.

CPARF initially focused on funding US-based cerebral palsy research. However, last year the foundation broadened its remit and launched Remarkable US, part of the global Remarkable program. Remarkable US – the only US-based, nonprofit-funded assistive technology startup accelerator, aims to use technology to enhance everyday life for people with cerebral palsy and co-occurring disabilities.

“QBE is proud to participate in STEPtember and contribute to CPARF and Remarkable’s mission,” said Jessica Clifton, head of risk challenge for QBE Group Enterprise Risk Management and co-captain of QBE North America’s STEPtember team. “Not only do we support research into treatments and early detection for cerebral palsy, with Remarkable we can also help raise funds to provide practical solutions to people living with cerebral palsy and co-occurring disabilities.”

QBE North America also recently partnered with the nonprofit Tech Goes Home to promote internet safety and bolster digital equity. This summer, the company launched a new cyber insurance offering.

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