CPA Red Carpet Affair

Once again, Eurasia Automotive is pleased to support the Canadian Paraplegic Association’s annual Red Carpet Affair fundraiser.  The 2014 Red Carpet Affair takes place March 13 at the Shaw Convention Centre. Information on the event can be found here.  Tickets are available, and donations are welcome.

The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) provides support to individuals and families facing the challenge of living life with a spinal cord injury.  When spinal cord injury happens, life changes! Suddenly, little things like eating, dressing and even breathing can become a challenge. Dreams of relationships, sexuality, parenting, aging, recreation, education, employment, and the future in general are replaced with overwhelming uncertainty. For over 50 years, the CPA has been bringing hope to individuals and families facing difficult times.

The need is great.  In 2010, there were an estimated 86,000 Canadians living with spinal cord injuries and approximately 4,300 additional new injuries occurring each year.  In Alberta alone, there were 186 new spinal cord injuries in 2010. It is estimated that by 2030, the number of Canadians living with spinal cord injury will climb to over 120,000 due in part to aging of the Canadian population and more accidents occurring as a result of falls.  The need for services for those with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities is as important today as it was in when CPA Alberta was founded in 1961. In fact, the need continues to grow!

For the eighth consecutive year, we are proud to sponsor CPA’s Red Carpet Affair fundraising event, and help CPA continue to assist Albertans with spinal cord injuries to rise above the challenge and live full and fulfilling lives.